Awards & Honours

In the last three years alone, writings published in Grain have been finalists for the Writers' Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, nominated for the National Magazine Awards, singled out for inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry (2009, 2010, and 2011 editions), Best Canadian Fiction (2011), and in numerous consecutive issues of the Journey Prize Anthology. Nonfiction in Grain took home first prize in two categories (Student Writing and Gold Awards Best Article–Saskatchewan) in the 2011 Western Magazine Awards. Grain was named Magazine of the Year (SK) in the 2013 and 2012 Western Magazine Awards, and was also a finalist for that award in 2010 and 2011. 


Awards and Honours, 1989 – Present

Nominated for One of a Kind, Kim McCullough
National Magazine Awards 2015
Night/light, Grain Vol 41.4

Journey Prize Anthology #26, 2014, Leona Theis
Longlisted for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
High Beams, Grain Vol 41.1

Saskatchewan's Magazine of the Year
Western Magazine Awards 2013

Journey Prize Anthology #25, 2013, Eliza Robertson
Finalist for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
My Sister Sang, Grain Vol 39.1

Journey Prize Anthology #25, 2013, Steven Benstead
Megan's Bus, Grain Vol 39.3

Winner for Gold Award Best Article—Saskatchewan, Ayelet Tsabari
Western Magazine Awards 2013
Yemeni Soup and Other Recipes, Grain Vol 39.4

Winner for Silver One-of-a-kind category,  Ayelet Tsabari
National Magazine Awards 2013
Yemeni Soup and Other Recipes, Grain Vol 39.4

Brenda Strathern "Late Bloomers" Writing Prize, Rea Tarvydas
Suitable Dress, Grain 39.4

Saskatchewan's Magazine of the Year
Western Magazine Awards 2012

Winner for Gold Award Best Article—Saskatchewan, Chuqiao (Teresa) Yang
Western Magazine Awards 2011
Beijing Notes, Grain Vol 37.4

Winner for Student Writing, Chuqiao (Teresa) Yang
Western Magazine Awards 2011
Beijing Notes, Grain Vol 37.4

Finalist for Magazine of the Year—Saskatchewan
Western Magazine Awards 2011

Finalist in Features category, Beverly Akerman
2nd Annual Writing Awards of the Professional Writers' Association of Canada
Six Pixels of Separation, Grain Vol 37.4

Honourable Mention for Fiction, D.W. Wilson
National Magazine Awards 2010
The Mathematics of Friedrich Gauss, Grain Vol 37.3

Best Canadian Fiction 2011, Zsuzsi Gartner
Floating Like a Goat, Grain Vol 37.2

Finalist for Magazine of the Year—Saskatchewan
Western Magazine Awards 2010

Best Canadian Poetry 2010, Tim Lilburn
Four Poems, Grain Vol 37.1

Best Canadian Poetry 2010, Warren Heiti
Three Poems, Grain Vol 37.1

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Don Domanski
National Magazine Awards 2009
Radiance and Counterpoint, Grain Vol 37.1

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Warren Heiti
National Magazine Awards 2009
Three Poems, Grain Vol 37.1

Journey Prize Anthology #22, 2010, Krista Foss
Finalist for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
The Longitude of OK, Grain Vol 36.3

Best Canadian Poetry 2010, Katherine Lawrence
Dear—, Grain Vol 36.2

Journey Prize Anthology #21, 2009, Lynne Kutsukake
Away, Grain Vol 36.1 

Journey Prize Anthology #21, 2009, Fran Kimmel
Picturing God’s Ocean, Grain Vol 36.1

Winner of the Howard O’Hagan Award, Barb Howard
Alberta Literary Awards 2009
Mrs. Goodfellow’s Dog, Grain Vol 35.4

Finalist for Magazine of the Year—Saskatchewan
Western Magazine Awards 2008

 Finalist for Human Experience, John Vigna
Western Magazine Awards 2008
The Ballad of Big and Small, Grain Vol 35.1

Winner of the Dave Gerber Freelance Writers Award, 2007, John Vigna
The Ballad of Big and Small, Grain Vol 35.1

Journey Prize Anthology #20, 2008, Clea Young
Finalist for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
Chaperone, Grain Vol 35.1 

Finalist for Fiction, Nancy Mauro
Western Magazine Awards 2007
AAA Ace Framing, Grain Vol 34.2 

Journey Prize Anthology #19, 2007, Andrew J. Borkowski
Twelve Versions of Lech, Grain Vol 33.3

Finalist for Magazine of the Year—Saskatchewan
Western Magazine Awards 2007

Finalist for Fiction, Anik See
Western Magazine Awards 2006
Ice Out, Grain Vol 33.2 

Journey Prize Anthology #18, 2006, Craig Boyko
The Beloved Departed, Grain Vol 33.1

Journey Prize Anthology #18, 2006, Matthew Rader
The Lonesome Death of Joseph Fey, Grain Vol 32.4

Journey Prize Anthology #17, 2005, Richard Simas
Anthropologies, Grain Vol 32.2

Journey Prize Anthology #17, 2005, Pasha Malla
The Past Composed, Grain Vol 32.1

Honourable Mention for One-of-a-Kind Articles, Patrick Tobin
National Magazine Awards 2004
Things to Do in Stockholm in the Dead of Winter: A Travel Guide, Grain Vol 32.2

Journey Prize Anthology #16, 2004, Devin Krukoff
Winner of the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
The Last Spark, Grain Vol 31.3

Journey Prize Anthology #16, 2004, Kenneth Bonert
Finalist for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
Packers and Movers, Grain Vol 31.2 

Honourable Mention for Fiction, Kenneth Bonert
National Magazine Awards 2003
Packers and Movers, Grain Vol 31.2

Honourable Mention for Fiction, Robert McGill
National Magazine Awards 2003
Nobody Goes to Vancouver to Die, Grain Vol 31.1

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Don McKay
National Magazine Awards 2003
Song of the Saxifrage to the Rock, Grain Vol 31.1

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Tim Lilburn
National Magazine Awards 2003
The Book That Changes Everything, Grain Vol 30.4

Finalist for Magazine of the Year—Saskatchewan
Western Magazine Awards 2003

Finalist for Best Article—Saskatchewan, J. Jill Robinson
Western Magazine Awards 2003
Quicksand, Grain Vol 30.3

Journey Prize Anthology #15, 2003, Charlotte Gill
Finalist for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
Hush, Grain Vol 30.2

Journey Prize Anthology #15, 2003, Dawn Rae Downton
Finalist for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
Hansel and Gretel, Grain Vol 29.4

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Dan Tysdal
National Magazine Awards 2002
An Experiment in Form, Grain Vol 29.3

Journey Prize Anthology #14, 2002, Karen Munro
The Pool, Grain Vol 29.3

Finalist for Magazine of the Year—Saskatchewan
Western Magazine Awards 2002

Finalist for Fiction, Michael Rottman
Western Magazine Awards 2002
Pieta, Grain Vol 28.4

Finalist for Best Article—Saskatchewan, J. Jill Robinson
Western Magazine Awards 2002
Andres Baby Duck and Thou, Grain Vol 28.4

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Karen Solie
National Magazine Awards 2001
Montana; To Have and Have Not, Grain Vol 29.3

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Ken Howe
National Magazine Awards 2001
Snow Epiphanies; Notes on Stanfield’s Red, Duofold, Long Underwear, Grain Vol 29.1

Winner of the Magazine of the Year—Saskatchewan
Western Magazine Awards 2001

Best Canadian Stories #01, Kevin Armstrong, 2001
the first motion of love, Grain Vol 28.3

Journey Prize Anthology #12, 2000, Lee Henderson
Sheep Dub, Grain Vol 26.4

Honourable Mention for Fiction, Lee Henderson
National Magazine Awards 1999
Sheep Dub, Grain Vol 26.4

Honourable Mention for Poetry, David Zieroth
National Magazine Awards 1998
The true imagined life of my neighbour, Grain Vol 26.1

Gold Medal for Fiction, Dianne Warren
Western Magazine Awards 1999
Hawk’s Landing, Grain Vol 25.4

Winner of the Magazine of the Year—Saskatchewan
Western Magazine Awards 1998

Journey Prize Anthology #10, 1998, Ian Colford
The Reason for the Dream, Grain Vol 25.1

Journey Prize Anthology #9, 1997, Judith Kalman
Not for Me a Crown of Thorns, Grain Vol 24.3

Silver Medal for Fiction, David W. Henderson
National Magazine Awards 1996
Remembering Manuel, Grain Vol 24.3

Gold Medal for Fiction, Dianne Warren
National Magazine Awards 1995
Long-Gone and Mister Lonely, Grain Vol 23.3

Gold Medal for Fiction, Patrick Roscoe
Western Magazine Awards 1996
The Last Casanova of Regina, Grain Vol 23.1

Journey Prize Anthology #8, 1996, David Elias
How I Crossed Over, Grain Vol 23.1

Gold Medal for Poetry, Lorna Crozier
National Magazine Awards 1994
The Old Order, Night and The White Planet, Grain Vol 21.4

Honourable Mention for Fiction, Joanne Gerber
National Magazine Awards 1993
The Lesser, the Larger, Grain Vol 21.3

Honourable Mention for Fiction, P.W. Bridgman
National Magazine Awards 1993
De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum, Grain Vol 21.3

Honourable Mention for Fiction, Vivette Kady
National Magazine Awards 1993
Lucky Boy, Grain Vol 21.2

Journey Prize Anthology #5, 1993, Robert Mullen
Flotsam, Grain Vol 20.2

Journey Prize Anthology #5, 1993, Marina Endicott
With the Band, Grain Vol 20.1

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Gary Hyland
National Magazine Awards 1992
Danica at the Goya Exhibition, Grain Vol 20.1

Honourable Mention for Poetry, Elizabeth Philips
National Magazine Awards 1991
Meditation on Chuang Tzu; The Goldfish Keeper II; Meditation on the Domestic, Grain Vol 19.3

Journey Prize Anthology #4, 1992, Diane Juttner Perreault
Bella’s Story, Grain Vol 19.2

Gold Medal for Fiction, Dianne Warren
Western Magazine Awards 1992
Safe House, Grain Vol 19.1

Gold Medal for Fiction, Guy Vanderhaege
Western Magazine Awards 1991
Home Place, Grain Vol 18.3

Journey Prize Anthology #3, 1991, James Riseborough
She is Not His Mother, Grain Vol 18.2

Journey Prize Anthology #3, 1991, Lynn Podgurny
Till Tomorrow, Maple Leaf Mills, Grain Vol 18.1

Journey Prize Anthology #1, 1989, Marion Douglas
Flags, Grain Vol 16.4

Journey Prize Anthology #1, 1989, Constance Buchanan
Man with Flying Genitals, Grain Vol 16.3