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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).

2017 Penguin Random House Student Award for Fiction Finalists:

$2500 WINNER: Noriko Hoshino Spring Snow Alissa York
$1000 WINNERS: Catherine Campbell Kitchen Comfort Laura Lush
  Kelli Deeth
  Audrey Francis-Plante Devonna Caitlin Sweet
FINALISTS: Jennifer J. Allen Special Shopping Michelle Berry

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Elyse Friedman

George Bacopulos Interruption Elizabeth Ruth
Diana Catargiu Horse Hair Michel Basilieres
Bruce Geddes The Gears of Fortune Dennis Bock
Sofi Papamarko White Cake Dennis Bock
Susan Smith Amnesty Ranjini George Philip

Dennis Bock

Alissa York

Wendy M. Wilson The Best Man in His World Ken McGoogan

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall