The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is the national organization of professional published writers. The annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers includes a selection of union members donating their time and expertise to reading submissions and distilling them into a longlist, which goes on to a second round before being passed to the Final Jury. This year, Tanya Boteju, Wayne Grady, and Thea Lim served as the Jury. In addition to the cash prize for the winner, the Union submits the winning story and eleven other shortlisted stories to three Canadian magazine publishers for consideration. 

“Moon in Fragments” by Christina Brobby won the Writer’s Union of Canada’s 29th Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Christina Brobby is a recent graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Her non-fiction pieces have appeared in a number of literary journals and Canadian anthologies including Black Writers Matter (edited by Whitney French). Christina was the winner of the Malahat Review’s 2020 Constance Rooke Creative Non-fiction contest. She lives in the Yukon on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, and recently gave up her day job as a lawyer to finish some of her writing projects, including a memoir about finding her first family.

Christina is represented by Chelene Knight. 

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