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Dana Mills released his debut collection of stories, Someone Somewhere, with Gaspereau Press in 2013. He has been a finalist for the Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and a ReLit Award. Mills has published work in Geist, The New Quarterly, and subTerrain and is currently working on a novel. He lives in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, with his wife and young son. Mills was selected as a Writers' Trust Rising Star by David Adams Richards.

Award History

2008 Finalist

Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
for Steaming for Godthab

Jury Citation

"Dana Mills is a truly exceptional writer, and his short stories, brilliant and moving, affirm this in startling and profound ways. Each story shows a grasp of his art and his understanding of humanity. From small towns to open seas, all are penned with confidence, intellectual honesty, and love. They have in them the feeling and tenaciousness of a lived life, where the light of truth shines through. I have been extremely proud of introducing a few writers to a wider audience in my years as a novelist, and Dana Mills is one." —2019 Writers' Trust Rising Stars selector David Adams Richards

Program History


Rising Stars

Works recognized by WT