Writers’ Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize

Winner: $10,000; Finalists: $1,000; Magazine: $2,000 

Winner Announced: November 14, 2017

The Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize recognizes new and developing writers for the best short story first published in a Canadian literary journal during the previous year. Order your copy of the Journey Prize Stories 29.

2017 Winner

Journey Prize Stories 29

Sharon Bala
“Butter Tea at Starbucks” 
Published in The New Quarterly 

Sharon Bala, The New Quarterly, 2017 Journey Prize


Darlene Naponse The Malahat Review Journey Prize
Darlene Naponse
 (Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, ON) 
for “She Is Water” 
published in The Malahat Review



Lisa Alward for "Old Growth" (published in The New Quarterly)   

Sharon Bala for "Butter Tea At Starbucks" (published in The New Quarterly) and "Reading Week" (published in PRISM international)  

Patrick Doerksen for "Leech" (published in (parenthetical))   

Sarah Kabamba for "They Come Crying" (published in Room

Michael Meagher for "Used To It" (published in PRISM international)

Darlene Naponse for "She Is Water" (published in The Malahat Review)

Maria Reva for "Subject Winifred" (published in The Malahat Review)  

Jack Wang for "The Nature Of Things" (published in The Malahat Review)

Kelly Ward for "A Girl And A Dog On A Friday Night" (published in Taddle Creek)

About the Prize

The Journey Prize is made possible by James A. Michener’s donation of his Canadian royalty earnings from his 1998 novel Journey. The award annually recognizes emerging writers for the best short story first published in a Canadian literary journal. Each Journey Prize finalist receives $1,000, the prizewinner receives a total of $10,000, and the journal that originally published the winning entry receives $2,000. In association with the prize, McClelland & Stewart publishes The Journey Prize Stories anthology, a collection of the stories that form the longlist for the prize.




Woodcock Fund



Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


May 16 for books published between Mar 14 and May 15, 2018


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