For more than thirty years, this celebrated anthology has introduced readers to the next generation of great Canadian writers.
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 more than 30 years, 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. The 2020 winner will be announced by the Writers' Trust of Canada in November 2020.
AMY JONES is the author of two novels, We're All in This Together, a national bestseller and finalist for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and Every Little Piece of Me, which was named a CBC "Best Book of the Year." She is also the author of a collection of stories, What Boys Like. Her short fiction has won the CBC Literary Prize for Short Fiction, appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories, and been selected as LongForm's Pick of the Week. Originally from Halifax, she now lives in Hamilton.
DORETTA LAU is the author of the short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? and the poetry chapbook Cause and Effect. She splits her time between Vancouver and Hong Kong, where she is writing a comedic novel about an inept company struggling to open a theme park about death.
Born in Congo, TÉA MUTONJI writes fiction and poetry. Her debut fiction collection, Shut Up You're Pretty, is the first title from Vivek Shraya's imprint, VS. Books. It was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. Mutonji lives and writes in Toronto.