Announcing the 2016 Glass Buffalo Writing Prize Shortlists

This year, Glass Buffalo was proud to expand our writing contests by opening them to writers across Canada and introducing new prizes: the Glass Buffalo Short Fiction Prize, the Glass Buffalo French Poetry Prize, and the Glass Buffalo English Poetry Prize. After receiving many fantastic entries from across Canada, we're very excited to announce the shortlists for the three prizes!

The short fiction entries were judged by Marina Endicott, who was most recently longlisted for the Giller Prize for her book, Close to Hugh. And the poetry prizes were judged by Pierrette Requier, the current Poet Laureate of Edmonton. Learn more about the contests and judges here.

Here are the seven writers and their work chosen by our judges:

Glass Buffalo Short Fiction Prize ($500 sponsored by Priority Printing)
Kate Black, "Dying Game"
Shawn Ohler, "Mark IV"
Nicola Winstanley, "Invaders"

Glass Buffalo French Poetry Prize ($400)
Sarah-Jeanne Bélec, "Orages"
Ann Josée Thibeault, "Pornomatopée"

Glass Buffalo English Poetry Prize ($400)
Claire Kelly, "Another Failed Anthropologetica"
Gianmarco Visconti, "Tiger's Eye"

The winners of the prizes will be announced at our Fall 2016 issue launch on Wednesday, September 28, at Yellowhead Brewery. For more information on the event and to buy your tickets now, view our Eventbrite page.