Monday, December 6, 2010

PRISM International nonfiction contest, short fiction contest and poetry contest

PRISM International is a quarterly magazine published out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Started in 1959, PRISM is the oldest literary magazine in Western Canada. Its archives are a Who’s Who of Canadian literature.

PRISM publishes short fiction, poetry, translations into English, literary non-fiction, and drama.from both established and unknown writers.  Submissions are accepted year-round. See their submission guidelines here: http://prismmagazine.ca/submit/

PRISM also runs annual contests for nonfiction, short stories and poetry:

Non-fiction Contest
We’ve extended our deadline: post-marked December 15, 2010
PRISM international‘s Non-fiction Contest has an exciting $1500 Grand Prize.
The entry fee is $28 for one story, and $7 for each additional story. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to PRISM international.
Our judge this year is Brian Brett, a poet, novelist and non-fiction writer whose latest book, for Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, won the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize in 2009.

Short Fiction Contest
Deadline: Post-marked January 29, 2011
A $2000 grand prize is awarded to the best original, unpublished story (maximum 25 double-spaced pages) and the winner receives publication payment in the Fiction Contest Issue! Three runner-up prizes of $200 dollars are also conferred. Works of translation are eligible.
The entry fee is $28 for one story, and $7 for each additional story. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to PRISM international.
Our fiction judge this year is John K. Samson, lead singer of the Weakerthans and founding member of Arbeiter Ring Publishing.

Poetry Contest
Deadline: Post-marked January 29, 2011
A $1000 grand prize is awarded for the best original, unpublished poem and the winner receives publication and payment in our upcoming Poetry and Fiction Contests Issue. $300 and $200 are awarded to runners-up. Works of translation into English are eligible.
Entries may include up to three poems, and additional poems are $7 each. All entries receive a one-year subscription to PRISM international.
This year’s poetry judge is Brad Cran, Vancouver poet laureate and author of The Good Life (2002; Nightwood Editions). He is a contributing editor at Geist magazine, and you can read some of his work on their site.

Full contest rules, payment information and entry forms here. 
Home: http://prismmagazine.ca/
 
To keep up to date with all the annual writing contests in Canada, get the 2011 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar – just $23 including tax and shipping (or $20 at any of Brian Henry's workshops or classes). To order your copy, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca  
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