Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award

Presented up until 2002 by the Canadian Authors Association to the Canadian writer (citizen or landed immigrant) of the best children's short story published in Canada in the previous year. The selection was made by an independent panel of judges, and the award carried a prize of $3,000. If the short story appeared in a Canadian periodical or anthology, the editor also received a cash prize of $1,000. Presentations were made at the annual awards dinner of the Canadian Author's Association.


Administered By
Canadian Authors Association



Awards Recipients

Year Detail Recipient
2002 Irene Morck, “Riches This Christmas,” in Apples and Angel Ladders. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001.
2001 Wendy Lewis, “Revelations,” in Graveyard Girl. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer Press, 2000.
2000 Rick Book, "Sun Dogs," in Necking With Louise. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer Press, 1999.
1999 Anne Carter, "Leaving the Iron Lung." Prairie Fire. vol. 19 no. 3 (Autumn, 1998).
1998 W.D. Valgardson, “The Chicken Lady,” in Garbage Creek, ed. Shelley Tanaka. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1996.
1996 Bernice Friesen, “The Seasons are Horses,” in The Seasons are Horses. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1995.
1994 Tim Wynne-Jones, "The Hope Bakery,” in Some of the Kinder Planets. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1993.
1993 Rod McIntyre, "The Rink,” in The Blue Jean Collection. ed. Peter Carver. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1992.
1992 Edna King, "Adventure on Thunder Island,” in Adventure on Thunder Island. Toronto: James Lorimer, 1991.
1990 Patricia G. Armstrong, "Choose Your Grandmother," in Jumbo Gumbo, ed. Wenda McArthur and Geoffrey Ursell. Regina: Coteau Books, 1989.
1989 Martha Brooks, "A Boy and His Dog," Paradise Café And Other Stories. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1988.
1988 Claire Mackay, "Marvin and Me and the Flies." Canadian Children's Annual No. 12 (1987).
1987 Isabel Reimer, "The Viking Dagger,” in Of the Jigsaw, a Multicultural Anthology for Young Readers. Winnipeg: Peguis Publishing, 1986.
1986 Diana Wieler, "The Boy Who Walked Backwards," in Prairie Jungle. Moose Jaw, SK: Coteau Books, 1985.
1985 Martyn Godfrey, "Here She Is, Ms. Teeny-Wonderful!" Crackers Magazine, no. 12 (Spring 1984).
1984 P. Colleen Archer, "The Dog Who Wanted to Die." JAM Magazine 4, no. 1 (Sept./Oct. 1983).
1983 Monica Hughes, "The Iron Barred Door," in Contexts: Anthology 2. Toronto: Nelson Canada, 1982.
1982 Barbara Greenwood, "A Major Resolution," in Contexts. Toronto: Nelson Canada, 1981.
1981 James Houston, "Long Claws," in The Winter Fun Book, ed. Laima Dingwall and Annabel Slaight. Toronto: Greey de Pencier, 1980.
1980 Estelle Salata, "Blind Date," in Time Enough, ed. Jack Booth. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.
1979 Marina McDougall, "The Kingdom of Riddles," in Ready or Not, ed. Jack Booth. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978.