Transatlantic is excited to congratulate Clea Young for her nomination for the 2014 Writer’s Trust of Canada McClelland & Stewart Journey Trust Prize for her short story JUVENILE (published in The Fiddlehead).

Clea YoungThe award honours the best of the year’s short stories published by a new and developing writer in a Canadian literary publication. It began in 1988 thanks to a generous donation from James A. Michner out of the royalties from his novel Journey. The winner is decided by a three-member independent panel and will be announced at the Writer’s Trust Awards on November 4.

JUVENILE follows a chance encounter between a former couple on a B.C. ferry, where old grievances and desires resurface with surprising results. This story is Clea Young’s third appearance in The Journey Prize Stories. She has also been nominated for the CBC Short Story Prize in 2012. Her stories have been published in EVENT, Grain, The Fiddlehead, the Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, Room and Coming Attractions. Currently, she is the Artistic Associate at the Vancouver Writer’s Fest and lives in Vancouver with her husband and son.