This year, Glass Buffalo welcomed submissions from writers across Canada in search of the best poem and piece of short fiction. After receiving many incredible entries, we’re very excited to announce the shortlists for our Short Fiction Prize and Poetry Prize!
The short fiction entries were judged by Carleigh Baker, who was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Award and won the City of Vancouver Book Award for her collection of stories, Bad Endings. And the poetry entries were judged by Alessandra Naccarato, whose poetry has received the Bronwen Wallace Award from the Writer's Trust of Canada and the CBC Poetry Prize. Learn more about the contests and judges here.
Here are the writers and their work chosen by our judges:
Glass Buffalo Short Fiction Prize ($500 sponsored by Priority Printing)
Jean-Pierre Forget, "A Green Lawn"
Jason Lee Norman, "Whale Summer"
Erica Rodrigues de Miranda Queiroz, "Golden Absence"
Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize ($500 sponsored by Glass Buffalo Publishing)
Lana Kouchnir, "In the Season of the Loud Body"
Jordan Mounteer, "Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)"
Zara Neukom, "My Mother's Body"
The winners of the prizes will be announced at our Fall 2018 issue launch on Wednesday, September 26, at Yellowhead Brewery. For more information on the event and to buy your tickets now, visit our Eventbrite page.