RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

Winner: $10,000; Finalists: $2,500

Submissions for the 2018 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award will open in January.

Prize Guidelines

Established in memory of writer Bronwen Wallace, this award alternates each year between short fiction and poetry. The 2018 prize will be given for an outstanding work of unpublished short fiction. Bronwen Wallace felt that young 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.

A prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the best work of short fiction. 
Two honourable mentions will each receive $2,500.

To be eligible, candidates must be:
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Under the age of 35 as of the submissions deadline
  • Previously published in an independently edited literary magazine, journal, or anthology
  • Unpublished in book form and without a book contract

Candidates should submit 5-10 pages of unpublished short fiction. Manuscript pages must not include identifying information and should be consecutively numbered.

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 author).

For more information please contact:
Amanda Hopkins, Program Manager
1-877-906-6548 x242 (toll free)



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