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January 9, 2022

Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize

For over three decades, the Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize has prided itself on showcasing the best short fiction by Canada’s most exciting emerging writers. But we recognize that not all voices are given the same opportunities or heard equally.

The Journey Prize commits to amplifying the voices of writers who have historically been marginalized by systemic inequality, including within the publishing ecosystem. The 33rd edition of the Journey Prize competition and its associated anthology, The Journey Prize Stories, will be dedicated to celebrating the work of Canada’s best emerging Black writers and led by a jury comprising celebrated Canadian writers David Chariandy, Esi Edugyan, and Canisia Lubrin.

Eligible emerging Black Canadian writers can submit one unpublished short story to the Best of Canada’s New Black Writers edition of the Journey Prize. There is no minimum word requirement. There is no entry fee.

The Journey Prize is open to submissions from writers from November 22, 2021 through to Sunday, January 9, 2022at 11:59 p.m. ET.


For more information, please contact Joe Lee atjolee@penguinrandomhouse.com.