Announcing the 2019 Glass Buffalo Short Fiction and Poetry Contest Shortlists

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 Djamila Ibrahim, whose debut short story collection Things Are Good Now was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award in 2019. And the poetry entries were judged by Ben Ladouceur, whose first collection Otter was selected as a best book of 2015 by the National Post, nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, and awarded the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. 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)
Chelsea Comeau, "Little Miracles”
Jean-Pierre Forget, "Wood Stove Blues"


Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize ($500 sponsored by Glass Buffalo Publishing)
Vincent McGillivray, “Friends Who’ve Drifted Apart, Travelling Together for the Purpose of Moving an Aquarium”
Estlin McPhee, “Lupo Mannaro”
Melanie Power, “Harvest”

The winners of the prizes will be announced at our Fall 2019 issue launch on Wednesday, September 25, at Yellowhead Brewery. For more information on the event and to buy your tickets now, visit our Eventbrite page.