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Emily Pegg is a writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her short fiction has appeared in Funicular Magazine, Iron Horse Literary Review, and PRISM International, and is forthcoming in The Dalhousie Review. She was selected for the 2021 Writers’ Trust Mentorship by fiction writer Pasha Malla. When not writing, she can be found crafting and trying to convince her two cats not to misbehave.

Program History


“On first read, Emily Pegg's ‘Whatever Bones are Left’ impressed me for its unique and compelling narrative voice, its structural ambition, the scope of its themes and ideas, and the emotional sophistication of its characters and their relationships. Choosing a mentee from the raft of incredible submissions was really hard. I found the wealth of dynamic works-in-progress amazing and encouraging — but also bewildering. Ultimately, I wanted to work with Pegg because her application aligned perfectly with my editorial approach, and struck me in particular for its balance of humility, intelligence, and enthusiasm at the task of developing a promising manuscript into what will surely be an outstanding book.”

— 2021 WT Fiction Mentor Pasha Malla