CBC Short Story Prize Longlist News

Hi all,

I managed to make the CBC Short Story Prize longlist this year. The 33 longlisted entries out of the 3000 submissions are located here:  https://www.cbc.ca/1.5970008.

My individual page is here: https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/titan-arum-by-trent-lewin-1.5976780

This is my third straight year being longlisted. Feeling awfully humbled and a little overwhelmed. But really happy. If you’d like to pop by and leave a comment or read the first few words of the story, please feel free. You can’t read the full story there. If you want to see my previous longlisted stories, they’re on this blog here:

Boston, D.C. (longlisted in 2019)

The Arms of Village (longlisted in 2020)

Dream hard, rage hard.

20 thoughts on “CBC Short Story Prize Longlist News

    1. Thanks, J. It’s not published in full on there, just first snippets. If it makes shortlist, it sees the light of day. I can only hope! Hope you’re doing well – always good to see you.

  1. Congratulations on your story making the longlist! And for getting there three years in a row, as well as getting shortisted one year — as mentioned on your CBC individual page. A curious source of inspiration for the story. Reminds me of listening to author interviews on YouTube, when many bring up the question they’re asked most frequently: “Where do you get your ideas?” As your inspiration shows, you’ve got to keep your eyes and ears and brain open. Best of luck on “Titan Arum” in the contest.

    1. Yeah, I think inspiration for me is a curious thing. It sort of arrives and departs without taking its shoes off. I just try not to think too much about the writing – I write from some semblance of instinct, whatever that might be. And I have so many observations of the world and people that I feel fit to bursting with trying to get it out there.

      Thank you for the comment, Dave, and for the well wishes. Here’s hoping! It really is a story I’m proud of, it’s a different style for me.

  2. That is fantastic, Trent! No small achievement to make it three years in a row. You are obviously doing something right 🙂

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