The editors of Riddle Fence magazine have nominated "Old Ben Walsh" by Tracey Waddleton for the 2015 Journey Prize for short fiction.
The story, about a young woman trying to cope with the aftermath of sexual abuse, appears in Riddle Fence #18.
In an appreciation of the story, editor Alexandra Gilbert writes that it powerfully explores "the way in which trauma is sublimated when victims are ignored, how it is destined to reappear in some very ugly ways if it is not confronted."
Tracey Waddleton lives in St. John's, and is working on a debut story collection, Send More Tourists, the Last Ones Were Delicious.
The Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize is awarded annually to a new and developing writer for a short story published in a Canadian literary publication. The 2015 winner will be announced next fall.
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