AUDIENCE: A must-read for anyone looking for exciting new voices in Canadian fiction; creative writing students, aspiring writers, and fans of CBC Books’ Canada Writes; readers of Granta, McSweeney’s, The O. Henry Prize Stories; fans of Heather O’Neill, Carleigh Baker, Zoey Leigh Peterson, Carleigh Baker.
ONGOING SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN: Twitter and Facebook will be used to announce the contributors, finalists, and winner. Facebook page has 2,600 followers.
STILL CANADA’S MOST SIGNIFICANT AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS: $10,000 purse is the largest given in Canada to an emerging writer for a single short story.
WRITERS’ TRUST OF CANADA SUPPORT: As part of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s high-profile roster of literary awards, the Journey Prize is featured in all of the WTC’s national publicity and advertising throughout the fall.
Praise for The Journey Prize:
“The collection consistently does what the oeuvre does best: communicate intense emotion with force, give life to characters that struggle with their circumstances, illuminate the universal through the specific and the particular, and turn the commonplace into art.” —Globe and Mail
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