RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
Winner: $5,000; Finalists: $1,000
We will begin accepting entries for the 2014 award in early January.
Established in memory of poet Bronwen Wallace, this award alternates each year between short fiction and poetry. The 2014 prize will be given for an outstanding work of short fiction. Wallace felt that writers should have more opportunities for greater recognition early in their careers and so this annual award is given to a writer below the age of 35 who has published poetry or prose in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies, but has not yet been published in book form.
The best work of short fiction receives a prize of $5,000, and two finalists will each receive $1,000.
To be eligible, candidates must be:
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Under the age of 35 as of the deadline date
- Unpublished in book form and without a book contract
- Previously published in an independently edited magazine or anthology
Applicants should submit 5 - 10 pages of previously unpublished poetry. Manuscript pages must not include identifying information, and should be unstapled and consecutively numbered. Entries will not be returned.
Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter with the candidate's name, address, email, and telephone number. Please also provide information confirming eligibility: age, citizenship, and a list of previous publishing credits. Only one previous appearance in a literary magazine, journal, or anthology is required to be eligible, but the publication must meet standards set out by the Writers’ Trust.
By submitting to this award, candidates grant the Writers’ Trust of Canada permission to publish their work in print and digital formats should they be shortlisted. All rights reserved by the authors.
A jury of three Canadian writers will select the finalists and winner. The jury acts independently of the Writers’ Trust and reads blind submissions.
For further information contact:
Amanda Hopkins, Program Manager
416-504-8222 ext 242 or email@example.com