Call for Entries Now: Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction
TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - PEN Canada is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2019 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award are now open.
Currently in its sixth year, the prize offers a space for young writers to submit fiction, creative non-fiction, journalism, and poetry. The competition is open to writers aged between 17 and 30 whose work has not yet been published.
This year's prize will be judged by three acclaimed and prize-winning Canadian novelists: Omar El Akkad, Esi Edugyan, and Lisa Moore.
The winner will receive a $3,000 CAD prize and six months of mentorship from an established Canadian author.
Previous winners include Claire Battershill, whose short story "The Collective Name for Ninjas" was shortlisted for PEN International's 2013 New Voices Award, and Laura Legge whose story "Dress, Rehearse" won the global prize in 2016, at PEN's 82nd International Congress in Ourense, Spain.
The RBC/PEN Canada prize has also been won by poets Emily Izsak and Mikko Harvey, and the authors Nadine Sander-Green and Jaclyn Desforges.
All entries must be received before midnight on April 15, 2019. Detailed submission guidelines and terms of entry are available at pencanada.ca/newvoices
The RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award is generously funded by the RBC Emerging Artists Project.
SOURCE PEN Canada
For further information: Vera DeWaard, Office Manager, PEN Canada, 401 Richmond St. W, Suite 258 416.703.8448 | pencanada.ca/newvoices