The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named three finalists for the 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, recognizing emerging unpublished writers age 35 and under. This year, the $10,000 award – doubled from last year’s prize – is in recognition of a series of poems. Each finalist will receive $2,500, up from last year’s $1,000 purse.
Poets Adèle Barclay, Stuart Ross, and Moez Surani selected the following shortlist from 140 submissions:
- Calgary writer Tyler Engström for “after thoughts”
- Montreal author Domenica Martinello for “All Day I Dream About Sirens”
- Egypt-based Noor Naga for “The Mistress and the Ping”
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music on May 30.