Six finalists have been named for the 2022 Writers’ Trust RBC Bronwen Wallace Awards for Emerging Writers.
The winners in two categories, poetry and short fiction, will each receive $10,000 when the awards are presented at an in-person event on June 2. All finalists receive $2,500 and a mentorship opportunity with an established editor. The annual awards are open to Canadian writers who are unpublished in book form.
A jury comprised of poets Tenille K. Campbell, Michael Prior, and Suzannah Showler read 183 entries to select the finalists in the poetry category:
- Patrick James Errington, “If Fire, Then Bird”
- Eimear Laffan, “My Life, Delimited”
- Christine Wu, “Selections from Familial Hungers”
A jury comprised of authors Erin Frances Fisher, Angélique Lalonde, and Derek Mascarenhas read 189 entries to select the finalists in the fiction category:
- Jen Batler, “Ectopia Cordis”
- Teya Hollier, “Watching, Waiting”
- Emily Paskevics, “Wild Girls”
The Bronwen Wallace Awards are sponsored by RBC Emerging Artists.