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Penguin Random House of Canada
Student Award for Fiction

For thirteen years the School of Continuing Studies has offered this annual fiction contest for students in our Creative Writing program, with the valued support from Penguin Random House Canada. The School of Continuing Studies would like to thank Penguin Random House Canada for establishing this award and for bolstering their commitment to emerging writers; in 2012 Penguin Random House Canada pledged to double their current endowment over five years.

As part of the award, Penguin Random House Canada produces a beautiful chapbook, Three (PDF), featuring the works of the top three finalists. We are proud of the many of the winners and finalists over the years who have gone on to be published and gain audiences here and abroad.

Read Three (PDF).

2018 Penguin Random House Student Award for Fiction Finalists:

NAME OF STUDENT TITLE OF ENTRY NAME OF INSTRUCTOR(S)
$2500 WINNER: Corinne Clark Haunting Charlotte Kelley Armstrong
$1000 WINNERS: Gwyn Mackenzie Pieces of an Ending Michel Basilieres

Amy Jones

Ibi Kaslik

Sarah York

  Natalia Zdaniuk Nails Michel Basilieres

Dennis Bock

FINALISTS: Paul Barbuto A Rose for Ikea Michel Basilieres
Diana Catargiu Fisheye Amy Jones
Sean Conforti Futuristic Television Emissions Damian Tarnapolsky
Rachel Gerry Crave Amy Jones
Amy Kaufman A Growing Up Laura Lush
Deepa Rajagopalan Geese Danila Botha
Jess Spaude Little Rice Marina Nemat

Ken Murray