CBC Literary Prizes

32 writers named to the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize longlist

The winner will receive $6,000, attend a two-week writing residency and will have their work published on CBC Books. The shortlist will be announced on April 15.
32 writers from across Canada have been longlisted for the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize. (Photo credits on individual pages)

Thirty-two writers have made the longlist for the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize. The complete longlist is:

The longlist was selected from more than 2,400 English-language submissions.

A team of writers and editors from across Canada compiled the list. The jury then selects the shortlist and the eventual winner from the readers' longlisted selections.

The 2020 jury is comprised of David Bezmozgis, Alix Hawley and Rawi Hage. They will select the shortlist and the winner.

The shortlist will be announced on April 15 and the winner will be announced on April 22.

The winner of the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have their work published on CBC Books and attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

The longlist for the French-language competition has also been revealed. To read more, go to the Prix de la nouvelle Radio-Canada.

The CBC Literary Prizes have been recognizing Canadian writers since 1979. Past winners include Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, Michael Winter and Frances Itani.​

If you're interested in other writing competitions, check out the CBC Literary Prizes.

The CBC Poetry Prize is currently open and accepting submissions until May 31, 2020.

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