Our Poetry and Prose editors had a difficult time sifting through all this past year’s fantastic writing in search of our six nominees for The Pushcart Prize, but reminiscing about all of their favourite pieces was a bonus! Thank you to all the contributors who made the task both difficult and rewarding. Below is our list of nominations for the 2017 Pushcart Prize.
Jill Talbot was the grand prize winner of our inaugural Grouse Ground Lit Prize for V Short Forms! Read her winning piece, “Girls,” and get it in print in our Liminal issue 56.1! Eliza here is obsessed with memes,...
Order a copy of our Fall 2017 Liminal issue now! Contents Kyla Jamieson and Shazia Hafiz Ramji – Letters from the Editor Grouse Grind Lit Prize Winner Jill Talbot – Girls No Tether Sarah Van Bonn – A Year Nowhere...
We are so exciting to announce that our fall issue 56.1 Liminal is due to arrive from the printers any day now, so will be sent out and in your hot hands within the next couple of weeks! If you don’t have a subscription or need to order an issue, the website will be updated as soon as the delivery arrives!
Interview by Kyla Jamieson.
Hey, hi, come in, meet Kia Miakka Natisse, a writer and artist from Buffalo, New York, whose nonfiction piece, “I Have a Brother Named Jamaal,” about growing up alongside her autistic brother “before [autism] was a movement, before it was a puzzle-patterned bumper sticker and spectrum of disorders,” you can find in our Liminal issue, PRISM international 56.1 (but read an excerpt here).
Kia Miakka Natisse studied journalism at Howard University, where she earned her BA, and went on to get her Master’s in transmedia studies from NYU. Now based in Chicago, Illinois, she self-publishes text-based works through her website, kiamiakkanatisse.com. She was recently part of a group show titled “Front & Center” at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago and is working on completing a chapbook titled American.
Reminder! PRISM international is offering free entries for self-identifying Indigenous writers for our poetry and fiction contests this year. The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize, judged by Aisha Sasha John, closes on October 31, 2017. The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction, judged by Thalia Field, closes on January 15, 2018.
The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction is officially open, and we’re thrilled to announce Thalia Field as this year’s judge!
We get it. Sometimes, you just need some more time. So don’t stress if you think you’ve missed the deadline for the Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize. The new double extended deadline is now October 31st! We’re excited to give you a little more time to send us your best poems for our amazing judge, Aisha Sasha John.
We have another Liminal teaser for you! Our prose editor, Kyla Jamieson, shares an excerpt of Kia Miakka Natisse’s moving nonfiction piece, “I Have a Brother Named Jamaal,” which is about growing up alongside her autistic brother. Read the full story in the forthcoming Fall issue (56.1), available for purchase at the start of November 2017. If you don’t yet have a subscription to PRISM, you can purchase one today at our web store!