Nancy Jo Cullen
Nancy Jo Cullen is the 4th recipient of the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph Humber. Her fiction and poems have appeared in The Journey Prize, The Puritan, Grain, filling Station, Plenitude, Prairie Fire, This Magazine, Room and Arc Poetry Magazine. Her short story collection, Canary, was the winner of the 2012 Metcalf Rooke Award. She is currently at work on a novel, which will be forthcoming in 2019 with Wolsak and Wynn.
Her poetry has been short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award, the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Stephan G. Stephansson Award, the Alberta Publishers Trade Book Award and the WO Mitchell Calgary book prize. Her second collection, Pearl, won the Alberta Publishers Trade Book Award. Her first three collections of three collections of poetry are published with Frontenac House Press. She is mid-way through her fourth collection of poetry.
She has worked as a manuscript consultant and coach with individuals and groups of adolescent and grade school students.