The finalists have been announced for the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. The awards – one for poetry and one for short fiction – celebrate the best unpublished work by an emerging writer of any age. The criteria was changed this year to allow writers over the age of 35 to submit.
Three finalists have been shortlisted in each of the poetry and short fiction categories. Each finalist will receive $2,500 and a mentorship with an established editor and the winners, to be announced on June 16, will each receive $10,000.
- “Selections from No One Knows Us There,” Jessica Bebenek
- “XANAX COWBOY,” Hannah Green
- “The Knot of My Tongue,” Zehra Naqvi
Jury: Irfan Ali, Domenica Martinello, and Jacob McArthur Mooney
- “Bright Fish, Dead Bird,” Carolyn Chung
- “East City,” Anna Ling Kaye
- “Mass Effect,” Joshua Wales
Jury: J.R. McConvey, Zalika Reid-Benta, and John Elizabeth Stintzi