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After weeks of careful reading and deliberating over so many quality works of non-fiction, PRISM international is elated to announce the long list for this year’s CNF contest!

These are the twelve pieces currently under consideration for the shortlist and the big prize. In alphabetical order by author last name…


PRISM international’s 2016 Creative Non-Fiction Contest Longlist

“For J##” by Jessica BebenekMontreal, QB

“Kiwi Grove” by Trish CullVictoria, BC

“You Don’t Really Care if He Was” by Andrew DuBoisStouffville, ON

“Choosing Your Poison” by Krista FossHamilton, ON

“Pianoforte a Quatre Mains” by Darlene GoldIthaca, NY

“States of Mind” by Richard Kelly KemickCalgary, AB

“Girl Parts/Remembered” by Connie KuhnsSalt Spring Island, BC

“Finding Joy” by Kat MainCalgary, AB

“Kindred Spirits” by Trisha ParsonsNapanee, ON

“Ashes and Sky” by Gordon Portman – Brandon, MB

“Under There” by Elisha RubachaPeterborough, ON

“Lineage” by Olivia Walton Victoria, BC


Thank you to all the writers who submitted to this year’s contest and trusted us with their work. Stay tuned for our shortlist announcement as well as the winners selected by this year’s judge, Rachel Rose.

Interested in submitting to one of our future contests? If you’re a writer of poetry or fiction, consider submitting to the inaugural Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize or the Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction. See our contests page for more details.