RBC BRONWEN WALLACE AWARD FOR EMERGING WRITERS DOUBLES, WILL GIVE TWO $10,000 PRIZES IN 2020

The $10,000 prize, which recognizes writers under 35 years of age who have yet to publish a book, previously alternated between poetry and short story each year.

Noor Naga accepting the 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award on May 30, 2017. (Katrina Afonso)

The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, a prize for Canadian emerging writers administered by the Writers’ Trust of Canada, is doubling in 2020.

The $10,000 prize, which recognizes writers under 35 years of age who have yet to publish a book, previously alternated between poetry and short story each year.

In 2020, two prizes will be awarded: one for poetry and one for short fiction.

Three finalists in each genre will receive $2,500.

“The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award is one of the most highly regarded recognitions a young writer can receive, boasting a remarkable list of alumni. Doubling the prize is a testament to the difference it has made,” Charlie Foran, the executive director of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, said in a press release.

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