2024 Bridge Prize

Celebrating short story fiction writing at the post-secondary level in Canada

BRIDGE PRIZE LOGOThe Bridge Prize is presented by the School of Liberal Education at the University of Lethbridge. The Bridge Prize is a biennial short story writing competition that awards over $10,000 in prizes to the winner and three finalists.

Founding sponsors included The Walrus and Munro's Books of Victoria. The 2022 and 2020 competitions received over 500 combined submissions in total from students attending 60 post-secondary institutions across Canada.

We are no longer accepting submissions for Bridge Prize 2024.  Please review the FAQ and Submissions Guidelines before submitting your story.

Submission GuidelinesFAQs Past Competitions Author Advice 

Bridge Prize Partner



Top prize: $7,500

Three additional finalists: $1000

Each winning author will also receive a $200 gift card courtesy of Munro’s Books.

“Serving on the Bridge Prize jury has been a major career highlight. The stories submitted provided me a thorough glimpse of the exceptional talent among emerging writers in Canada today. I was captivated by the craft and content…and I look forward to reading more from these gifted authors in the future!”

– Waubgeshig Rice, Bridge Prize juror 2022 and 2022 Giller Prize juror

2024 Main Jury

Michelle Good

Nicholas Herring

Sheena Kamal

George Murray

Danny Ramadan

Madeleine Thien