Since 1994, the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers has been identifying, rewarding, and encouraging Canada's best up and coming poets and prose writers.
Dedicated to discovering bright new writers (who must be unpublished in book form and under the age of 35), the prize has been awarded to now-household names like Yann Martel, Michael Crummey, and Jeramy Dodds.
Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced their 2016 finalists. The winner will be announced June 8. The winner will receive $5,000, and the remaining finalists will receive $1,000.