Earlier this week, the Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed the finalists for the Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, recognizing new and developing writers for the best short story first published in a Canadian literary journal during the previous year.
Charlie Fiset of Kenogami Lake, Ontario, was nominated for "If I Ever See the Sun," published in The Fiddlehead; Colette Langlois of Edmonton, for "The Emigrants," published in PRISM International, and J. R. McConvey of Toronto, for "How the Grizzly Came to Hang in the Royal Oak Hotel," published in EVENT.
Each of the three finalists will receive $1,000, and the prizewinner will receive $10,000. This prize is made possible by James A. Michener’s donation of his Canadian royalty earnings from his 1998 novel Journey. In association with the prize, McClelland & Stewart will publish the 2016 edition of the annual fiction anthology The Journey Prize Stories, a collection of the 11 stories that formed the longlist for this year’s prize.
The winner will be announced on November 2.