RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

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The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Writers' Trust of Canada to a writer under 35 who has not yet published his or her first book.[1]

Named in memory of Bronwen Wallace, a Canadian writer who died of cancer in 1989, the award was created in 1994 by her literary executor Carolyn Smart to honour Wallace's work as a creative writing instructor and mentor to young writers.[2] The Royal Bank of Canada stepped in as the award's corporate sponsor in 2012, through its Emerging Artists Project.

The prize has a monetary value of $5,000, with finalists receiving $1,000. The prize alternates every other year between poetry and short fiction.