Short Works


Devon Code’s short fiction has been anthologized and recognized internationally by awards juries. His short stories have appeared in various Canadian literary publications and have been included in educational texts published by McGraw-Hill.

Originally published in the Malahat Review, Devon Code’s Journey Prize  winning story “Uncle Oscar” is anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories 22.

“By turns tense and tender, heartbreaking and hilarious, ‘Uncle Oscar’ is full of surprises, every one of which rings true. Devon Code has created an unforgettable portrait of a boy on the brink of manhood.” —Journey Prize Jury Citation


“A landlord’s disturbing eccentricities put him at odds with his tenants. A disgruntled barber’s assistant endures his last day on the job. An aspiring painter combats an ongoing series of distractions.

With a generous spirit and keen eye for minutiae, Journey Prize winner Devon Code teases moments of clarity from the chaos of the everyday grind in these three thematically-linked microfictions.”

Devon Code’s essays and reviews of literary fiction have appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Geist, Canadian Notes & Queries and Quill & Quire.

“My Prizes: A Memoir” in Geist


Conversation with Eliza Robertson at The Malahat Review