Gloria Vanderbilt in conjunction with Exile Editions announces a new annual short fiction prize for emerging Canadian writers. She will be in Toronto on Saturday March 13 at the Turf Lounge on Bay Street.
The annual prize with a cash award of $2,000 will be open to any Canadian writer, including emerging writers. The first prize will be awarded in April 2011.
Vanderbilt created the prize in honour of her son Carter Cooper, who committed suicide in 1988.
Vanderbilt, 85, published a novel called Obsession in 2009. Exile published two of her short stories and a painting in a recent issue.
Ten finalists for the award will be chosen by a jury and the winning story will be decided by Vanderbilt herself. The submissions from all finalists will be published in Exile.