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CBC Short Story Prize: The finalists

CBC’s Canada Writes—with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre—is pleased to announce today the finalists for the CBC Short Story Prize / Prix de la nouvelle Radio-Canada.   


The 10 English and 10 French texts were selected from over 3,750 short stories that were received from across the country. The 10 English-language finalists are (alphabetically):

Adrick Brock of Montreal, QC for "The Hunting Club" 
Salvatore Difalco of Toronto, ON for "Look How Pretty"
Pamela Ferguson of Toronto, ON for "Autumnal"
Alix Hawley of Kelowna, BC for "Tentcity"
Karen Hofmann of Kamloops, BC for "The Burgess Shale"
Daniel Karasik of Thornhill, ON for "Mine"
Brooks McMullin of Prince Albert, SK for "Pax"
D.W. Wilson of Invermere, BC for "One More Thing Coming Undone"
Clea Young of Vancouver, BC for "Dock Day"
Terence Young of Victoria, BC for "Mantra"

To find out the French-language finalists, please visit our sister site Zone d'écriture

Congratulations to everyone who participated this year!

Read the shortlist
Starting today and continuing until March 16, you will able to read the shortlisted stories on the Canada Writes site. One new story will be published each weekday morning.

Once all 10 stories have been published, you will be able to vote for your favourite. Voting begins March 19. 

Winners announcement
The winners, as selected by the CBC Short Story Prize jury, will be announced on Monday, March 26. Jury members this year are writers Peter Behrens, Alison Pick and Michael Winter.

The CBC Literary Prizes/Prix littéraires Radio-Canada are the most important prizes awarded to unpublished literary work in Canada. They bring visibility to authors who are beginning their writing career and help promote the careers of well-known Canadian writers.

The First Prize winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and publication in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine. He or she will also receive a writing residency at of The Banff Centre in Alberta, and will be interviewed on CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers. 

Good luck to everyone!!


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