Shashi Bhat, Greg Brown and Liz Harmer finalists for $10K Journey Prize for short fiction

The annual literary prize highlights published stories from emerging writers. The winner will be announced on Nov. 7, 2018.
From left: 2018 Journey Prize finalists Shasha Bhat, Greg Brown and Liz Harmer. (Shasha Bhat/Denisa Kraus/Scott W. Nichols)

Writers hailing from Ontario and British Columbia make up the 2018 finalists for the $10,000 Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.

The finalists are:

  • Mute by Shashi Bhat of Richmond Hill, Ont. (The Dalhousie Review)
  • Love by Greg Brown of Nanaimo, B.C. (Pulp Literature)
  • Never Prosper by Liz Harmer of Hamilton, Ont. (The New Quarterly)

The prize, now in its 29th year, recognizes new and developing writers for a short story first published in a Canadian literary journal. 

Each finalist will receive $1,000, with the winner taking home a total of $10,000.

The 2018 jury consists of Sharon Bala (recipient of the 2017 The Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize author of Canada Reads 2018 finalist novel The Boat People), Kerry Clare (author of the novel Mitzi Bytes) and Zoey Leigh Peterson (author of novel Next Year, For Sure, longlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize).

The 2018 winner of the Journey Prize will be announced at the Writers' Trust awards ceremony in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2018. Six other awards, including the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, will also be presented.

Past winners include Colette Langlois, Yann Martel, Alissa York and Yasuko Thanh. 

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