Journey Prize

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The Journey Prize (officially called The Writers' Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize) is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by McClelland and Stewart and the Writers' Trust of Canada for the best short story published by an emerging writer in a Canadian literary magazine. The award was endowed by James A. Michener, who donated the Canadian royalty earnings from his 1988 novel Journey.

The winner receives CA$10,000, making it the largest monetary award given in Canada to an up-and-coming writer for a short story or excerpt from a fiction work-in-progress.

The prize's winner in 2000, Timothy Taylor, was the first writer ever to have three stories make the prize's shortlist in the same year.

The Journey Prize also publishes an annual anthology of the year's nominated short stories.

Winners[edit]

  • 1989 - Holley Rubinsky, "Rapid Transits"
  • 1990 - Cynthia Flood, "My Father Took a Cake to France"
  • 1991 - Yann Martel, "The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios"
  • 1992 - Rozena Maart, "No Rosa, No District Six"
  • 1993 - Gayla Reid, "Sister Doyle’s Men"
  • 1994 - Melissa Hardy, "Long Man the River"
  • 1995 - Kathryn Woodward, "Of Marranos and Gilded Angels"
  • 1996 - Elyse Gasco, "Can You Wave Bye Bye, Baby?"
  • 1997 - (tie) Gabriella Goliger, "Maladies of the Inner Ear" and Anne Simpson, "Dreaming Snow"
  • 1998 - John Brooke, "The Finer Points of Apples"
  • 1999 - Alissa York, "The Back of the Bear’s Mouth"
  • 2000 - Timothy Taylor, "Doves of Townsend"
  • 2001 - Kevin Armstrong, "The Cane Field"
  • 2002 - Jocelyn Brown, "Miss Canada"
  • 2003 - Jessica Grant, "My Husband’s Jump"
  • 2004 - Devin Krukoff, "The Last Spark"
  • 2005 - Matt Shaw, "Matchbook for a Mother's Hair"
  • 2006 - Heather Birrell, "BriannaSusannaAlana"
  • 2007 - Craig Boyko, "Ozy"
  • 2008 - Saleema Nawaz, "My Three Girls"
  • 2009 - Yasuko Thanh, "Floating like the Dead"
  • 2010 - Devon Code, "Uncle Oscar"
  • 2011 - Miranda Hill, "Petitions to Saint Chronic"
  • 2012 - Alex Pugsley, "Crisis on Earth-X"
  • 2013 - Naben Ruthnum, "Cinema Rex"

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