Sonal Champsee’s short fiction and essays have been published by magazines such as The New Quarterly, Ricepaper, and Today’s Parent. Her novel-in-progress, Everyone Can’t Be Wrong, was shortlisted for the 2022 UBC/HarperCollins Canada Best New Fiction prize. She was a finalist for the Writer’s Union of Canada’s 2017 Emerging Writers Short Prose contest, and has had a play produced by Prathidhwani Drama Wing in Seattle. Sonal holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and has studied writers such as with Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Sarah Selecky, Zsuzsi Gartner and Jessica Westhead. She served on the prose editorial board for PRISM International for five years, and is a creative writing instructor for Sarah Selecky’s Writing School. Sonal lives in Toronto.

Prose Publications

Awards / Contests

  • Shortlisted, HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, 2022, for “Everyone Can’t Be Wrong”
  • Toronto Arts Council – Individual Writer’s Grant, 2022 for “Everyone Can’t Be Wrong”
  • Canada Council for the Arts – Research and Creation Grant, 2022 for “Everyone Can’t Be Wrong.”
  • Ontario Arts Council – Literary Creation Grant, 2022, for “Everyone Can’t Be Wrong.”
  • “The Deciding Problem”, nomination by The New Quarterly, National Magazine Awards (Fiction), 2020
  • “Coconut Oil”, nomination by Agnes and True, Journey Prize 2018
  • “The Deciding Problem”, finalist, The Writers Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers 2017
  • “Solvable Problems”, finalist, Thomas Morton Memorial Prize 2014
  • “Everything But The Paper”, shortlisted, Nightwood Theatre’s National Play Reading series, as part of Groundswell 2014/15.
  • “Tulips”, shortlisted, The Star Short Story Contest 2012




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