Whitmore Prize shortlist
B. R. Dionysius
Laura Jean McKay
The organisers say: "With 116 entries received, a number of other very worthy submissions did not make the shortlist on this occasion. We found the entries to be of a very high standard. ...."
Part of the condition of submitting to the award was to only put forward unpublished work of up to 150 lines and to have a longer work, for the complete chapbook, in mind. As Anne Kellas points out on her blog, these conditions may be what resulted in the 'very high standard'.
The winner, whose work will be published in a limited edition chapbook in early 2012, will be announced before the end of September.