It’s been an amazing couple of weeks for PRISM international! We have so much good news and congratulations to dish out that we just had to make one big post about it all.
We are delighted that Sarah de Leeuw was awarded not one, but two Western Magazine Awards! Sarah’s piece, “Soft Shouldered” won in the Human Experience category and in the Gold Award Winners category for British Columbia and Yukon. “Soft Shouldered” was published in PRISM 52.1 and you can read an excerpt here.
The contributors to The Journey Prize Stories 26 has been announced! We are very pleased to tell you that Shana Myara’s story “Remainders” will be included in it. “Remainders” won our 2012 Fiction Contest, and was published in our 2013 Summer Issue 51:4. You can even read an excerpt here.
We would also like to congratulate the former PRISM contributors whose stories will be included. Lori McNulty has been announced as one of the three finalists for The Journey Prize, for “Monsoon Season” (Descant). Lori’s piece “Fingernecklace” was published in PRISM 52:3. Other PRISM contributors whose work will be published in The Journey Prize Stories 26 are Kevin Hardcastle, for “Old Man Marchuk” (EVENT), and Andrew MacDonald’s “Four Minutes” (Taddle Creek). Amy Jones’ story “Wolves, Cigarettes, Gum” (Room) will also be included, and if you’d like to read more of Amy’s writing, her piece “Everything Here Reminds Me Of You” appears in our brand new issue 53:1!
To read the stories for yourself, pick up The Journey Prize Stories 26, available everywhere beginning October 7.
But that’s not the end to the good news! PRISM contributor Rachel Rose has been announced as Vancouver’s Poet Laureate! The Poet Laureate is an honorary position that was established by City Council in December 2006 to honour and celebrate the contribution of literature and poetry to life in Vancouver. The Laureate has a flexible term of two to three years. Rachel’s poems “White Lilies” and “Virtuoso” were published in PRISM 52:3
Well done to all! We are privileged to be able to name such outstanding writers as PRISM‘s contributors.