The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize is now closed

The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize is now closed. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2019. The 2020 prize will open in September 2019.
The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize is open until Oct. 31, 2018. (Shutterstock)

The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize is now closed. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2019. The 2020 prize will open in September 2019.

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

Last year's winner was Leah Mol for Lipstick Day. You can read all the 2018 finalists' stories here.

Need a little motivation to get you going? Subscribe below to the CBC Short Story Prize newsletter. We will send you writing tips, tricks and prompts every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday while the CBC Short Story Prize is open. During the month of September, we'll be doing a random draw each week and one lucky newsletter subscriber will get to submit their entry for free.

Want even more support? Join our brand new Canada Writes Facebook group, where you can connect with writers from across Canada.

The CBC Literary Prizes have been supporting and celebrating Canadian writers since 1979. Past winners include Michael OndaatjeMichael Winter and Frances Itani.

The 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January 2019. The 2019 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2019.

Have questions? Email us at canadawrites@cbc.ca.

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