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Please complete the entry form below for each submission (there are no limits on how many submissions a literary magazine or annual anthology can nominate). 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR WORKS PUBLISHED IN 2019 AND 2020: December 1, 2020

Eligibility reminders:

  • For this first round of submissions to the 2021 Journey Prize, submissions must come from eligible Canadian print and online-only magazines and annual anthologies only. 
  • Only works from writers who meet the following criteria are eligible: 1) Writer must self-identify as Black; 2) be a Canadian citizen, whether living in Canada or abroad, or a permanent resident of Canada; and 3) be an emerging writer who has not published more than one book of adult fiction as of January 2021, nor can their fiction already have received substantial national attention.
  • For this first round of submissions to the 2021 Journey Prize, entries must have had first publication in the submitting publication during the 2019 or 2020 calendar year.
  • The prize is intended for new and developing writers during the early stages of their careers. If you are uncertain whether a writer meets this requirement, please contact jolee@penguinrandomhouse.com.
  • See submission guidelines for complete eligibility criteria.


Additional Required Uploads:

For each entry please submit:

1) A completed entry form (click "submit" below to bring up electronic form). 

2) A completed Author Eligibility Form, to be completed by the author.

3) A copy of the story as it first appeared in the publication or online. 

4) A “blind” copy of the story with only the title included. Please delete or redact author name, publication name, running heads/tails, graphics, and ads. A Word document is preferred. 

5) An author bio. 

If you have any questions, please contact jolee@penguinrandomhouse.com. 

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