The Journey Prize Stories 30: The Best of Canada's New Writers

Category: Book
Selected By: Bala, Sharon
Selected By: Clare, Kerry
Selected By: Peterson, Zoey Leigh
Series: Journey Prize
Subject:  FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25in x 5.12in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The 30th edition of the celebrated annual fiction collection showcasing the best stories by the best new writers in Canada, all contenders for the prestigious $10,000 Writers' Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.

Like the O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories series, The Journey Prize Stories is one of the most celebrated annual literary anthologies in North America. But what makes it unique is its commitment to showcasing the best short stories published each year by some of Canada's most exciting new and emerging writers. For three decades, the anthology has consistently introduced readers to the next generation of great Canadian authors, a tradition that proudly continues with this latest edition.
    The stories included in the anthology are contenders for the $10,000 Journey Prize, which is made possible by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener's donation of Canadian royalties from his novel Journey, which McClelland & Stewart published in 1988. The 2018 winner will be announced by the Writers' Trust of Canada in November 2018.
Biographical NoteSHARON BALA lives in St. John's where she is a member of The Port Authority writing group. Her short story "Butter Tea at Starbucks" won the prestigious Writers' Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize in 2017. Her debut novel, The Boat People, has been longlisted for CBC's 2018 Canada Reads competition. Please visit CLARE is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer, editor of The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood, and author of the novel Mitzi Bytes. She's editor of the Canadian books website, and has been writing about books and reading on her blog, Pickle Me This, for more than a decade.ZOEY LEIGH PETERSON was born in England, grew up in the United States, and has spent most of her adult life in Canada. Her fiction has appeared in The Walrus, EVENT, Grain, PRISM international and has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories and Best Canadian Stories. She is the recipient of the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction and the Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award. Her debut novel, Next Year, For Sure, was longlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize.