Just as Black History Month is set to begin the best
Yesterday a Canadian book prize along with a publishing house announce the ten winners of the 2023 Journey Prize. Most notably, all the winners are young Black writers.
The Prize (officially 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.
“We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize! Selected by a jury comprising award-winning writers David Chariandy, Esi Edugyan, and Canisia Lubrin, this year’s anthology celebrates the best emerging Black writers in the country” says the prize.
Each of the ten winners receive a $1,000 award and their work will appear in a soon-to-be published anthology. The chosen authors are Christina Cooke, A.Z. Farah, Zilla Jones, Sarah Kabamba, Téa Mutonji, Lue Palmer, Terese Mason Pierre, Jasmine Sealy, Dianah Smith, and Iryn Tushabe.