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CBC Short Story Prize

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 finalists' stories were selected from over 2,400 short stories that were received from across the country. 

The five English-language finalists are (alphabetically):

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

Congratulations to everyone who participated this year!

Read the shortlist
Starting today and continuing until March 21, you will able to read the shortlisted stories on the Canada Writes site. One new story will be published each weekday morning.

Once all five stories have been published, you will be able to vote for your favourite. Voting begins March 15. 

Winners announcement
The winners, as selected by the CBC Short Story Prize jury, will be announced on Tuesday, March 26. Jury members this year are writers Esi Edugyan, Lawrence Hill and Vincent Lam.

The CBC Literary Prizes/Prix littéraires Radio-Canada are the most important prizes awarded to unpublished literary work in Canada.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.

In addition to a cash prize of $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Grand Prize winner will receive a writing residency at The Banff Centre and will be published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine. The other finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and will be published right here on Canada Writes. 

Good luck to all five finalists, and thanks to all who participated this year!


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