carte blanche’s Journey Prize Nominations!


Congratulations and best of luck to the three individuals who have been nominated by carte blanche for the 2020 Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize: Maria Camila Arias, Tasnuva Hayden, and Alonso Gamarra!

The 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. The prize is supported by James A. Michener’s donation of his Canadian royalty earnings from his novel Journey. In association with the prize, McClelland & Stewart annually publishes The Journey Prize Stories anthology, a collection of the longlisted stories. The winner is announced at the Writers’ Trust Awards in Toronto. Read more about the Journey Prize here.

We invite you to read the nominated pieces below:

2020 JOURNEY PRIZE NOMINATIONS  – carte blanche

– “On killing a spider”, Spring 2019
Maria Camila Arias

– “Isbjørn”, Summer 2019
Tasnuva Hayden

– “He Will Cover You With His Feathers”, Fall 2019
Alonso Gamarra