Writers’ Trust Award Winners

Congratulations to our award-winning MFA alumni!

Jessica Johns, winner of the 2020 Journey Prize. Jessica won the award for her story “Bad Cree”, originally published in Grain Magazine. The story explores the truth inside a dream and the relationship between memory and grief. Where do you store a moment stuck on repeat? The $10,000 Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize recognizes the year’s best short story by an emerging writer first published in a Canadian literary journal or anthology.

Leah Mol, winner of the 2020 Bronwen Wallace Award for Fiction. Leah won the award for her story  “Six Things My Father Taught Me About Bears.” Her story features a child narrator as she describes life with her single father and the meaning of family. Established in memory of writer Bronwen Wallace, the $10,000 award has a proven track record of identifying future writing stars.