The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers rewards writers who are unpublished in book form and under the age of thirty-five. Alternating each year between poetry and short fiction, this year the award is given for an outstanding collection of unpublished poetry. The RBC Foundation supports the prize through the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which invests in young artists and helps them build their professional careers in the arts.
The prize winner will receive $5,000 and finalists each receive $1,000. The three finalists are:
Raoul Fernandes for “By Way of Explanation”
Garth Martens for “Inheritance”
Anne-Marie Turza for “The Quiet iii”
The award winner will be announced on April 5, 2011 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. A booklet featuring the nominated collections of poetry will be distributed at the event and will be available after the announcement by mail or at writerstrust.com. Please contact the Writers’ Trust to receive a copy.
More information about the 2011 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award is available at www.writerstrust.com