Writers’ Trust Spotlights Emerging Writers to Watch

Four prizewinners named for outstanding fiction and poetry October 21, 2020, Toronto – The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced four prizewinners for its slate of emerging writers prizes. Each prize awards $10,000 and has a storied track record of discovering Canada’s brightest writers at the outset of their careers. The announcement was made this afternoon … Read more

Announcing the Finalists for the Year’s Best Published Short Story by an Emerging Canadian Writer

The $10,000 Journey Prize recognizes new and developing writers for the best short story published in a Canadian literary journal or annual anthology. The prizewinner will receive $10,000, each finalist receives $1,000, and the publication that originally published the winning piece receives $2,000. Now in its 32nd year, the prize has become a celebrated honour … Read more

Announcing the finalists for the $10,000 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

The Dayne Ogilvie Prize is presented annually to an emerging writer from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer community whose published work demonstrates great literary promise. New in 2020, the cash prize has been doubled to $10,000; finalists will each receive $1,000. Today we continue a week-long celebration of emerging writer prizes by the … Read more

Announcing the short fiction and poetry finalists for the $10,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award has a storied track record of discovering Canada’s brightest young writers at the outset of their careers. The finalists each receive $2,500 and the opportunity to be mentored by an established editor. Today begins a week-long celebration of emerging writer prizes by the Writers’ Trust that will include the announcement … Read more

Writers’ Trust Press Release: Announcing the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalists

Writers’ Trust announces finalists for 20th anniversary Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Shortlist features hot button topics such as Indigenous justice, diplomacy with China, and the quest for a UN Security Council seat. July 29, 2020 – Toronto –  The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named five finalists for the 20th annual $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen … Read more