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PRISM Food Issue

Our tummies are rumbling. It’s loud and distracting: Anna and Leah can’t concentrate on the slush pile (for dreamy thoughts of slushies), Jen can’t process subscriptions with her shaky hands, and Sierra is refusing to pay a single invoice until she’s fed. We caught her trying to ingest fibre from a 1960’s back issue yesterday.

Our theme issue this Winter is FOOD, and we need you to feed us. Feed us now.

We’re looking for your stories/poems/creative non-fiction/translation involving family meals, diners, beverages, snacks, indulgences, breakfast, malnourishment, and hamburgers. Whatever. Food. Drink. We’ll leave it up to your brains and stomachs to decide.

Our deadline for the issue is August 28. Let us know on your cover letter or envelope that your submission is intended for the theme issue. Our submission guidelines are here.

Indulge us.

13 Comments, RSS

  • Jon Lance Bacon

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    June 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Are you accepting photographic submissions for your theme issue on food? If so, what are the guidelines? Thanks!

  • jennyneale

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    June 16, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Hey Jon,
    We don’t generally publish photos in the magazine, but if you have smashing images that you think might be good for the cover, feel free to send them our way! The image should be a high-res JPEG, PNG or PDF. Looking forward to it!

  • Tinkerbell

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    June 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    With regards to considering work that appeared on the internet, would personal blogs (i.e., on wordpress) be considered acceptable submissions the way it is for work published on writers’ online forum for discussion?

    Thanks,
    ~Tinkerbell

  • jennyneale

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    June 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Hey Tinkerbell,
    You can check out our submission guidelines here: http://prismmagazine.ca/submit/
    We don’t accept work that has been published on blogs, but if you have a new unpublished piece, please send it our way!

  • Tinkerbell

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    June 18, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I read the guidelines so I am asking whether or not the type of the blog makes a difference because we share quite a bit of our work online as writers with other writers for feedback. I wonder why it’s a no-no for this one.

    And also, if the same work is submitted elsewhere after being submitted to PRISM, is it possible we send you an email to notify you, or is that not necessary?

    Thanks,
    ~Tinkerbell

  • jennyneale

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    June 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Hey Tinkerbell,

    Thanks for brining that up. I think the difference is whether or not the blog post is viewable by the general public, in which case it’d be “published”. I guess we’re greedy, greedy buggers who want to publish work that the world has never seen! Feel free to send me an email at prismcirculation@gmail.com if you have any other questions about it.

    Also, you don’t need to let us know if you send a piece elsewhere after sending it to PRISM, but of course we’d appreciate you telling us ASAP if its accepted for publication in another magazine.

  • Bahar Anooshahr

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    August 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Hello,
    I am trying to submit something for the Food issue and can’t find a place for it on the submittable page. I see regular fiction and regular poetry but nothing for regular nonfiction. Please advise. Also, is there a minimum word count?
    Thank you

  • annaprism

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    August 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Bahar, If you indicate the piece is for ‘Food’ issue in your cover letter, the Ed Board will get the message. In terms of prose, ideally the piece is 500 words or more. For Poetry, there is no minimum.Looking forward to reading it!

  • Bahar Anooshahr

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    August 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you Anna,
    If I wanted to submit online, do I use the Fiction section?

  • annaprism

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    August 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    If your Genre is prose (Fiction, CNF, drama or translated prose), yes, Fiction! Sorry for any confusion.

  • EH

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    August 22, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Just wondering if sending submission for Food issue by mail, is August 28 the postmark date or received by date deadline?

    Thanks.

  • jennyneale

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    August 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Postmark date is just fine — looking forward to reading it!