The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction is officially open, and we’re thrilled to announce Thalia Field as this year’s judge!
Reviewing the submissions we received in response to our new editorial team’s first call, “The Liminal,” a call intended to take what is often thought of as “marginal” and place it at the centre of our issue and our...
By Andrea Hoff, Contest Manager
It’s an exciting time of year at PRISM international! Our non-fiction contest has just wrapped up, and our fiction and poetry contest deadline is fast approaching on January 25 (you still have 10 days to send in your fiction and poetry contest submissions). I thought I’d take a moment to address a question I am often asked: How are the literary contests judged?
We judge on a blind submission basis. As Contest Manager, I receive all the submissions with names and contact information attached. This applies whether you enter online or with a mail-in entry. I then remove the names of the writers from their submissions, and each piece is sent out to a minimum of three first readers. The first readers are all master’s students in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. The first readers vote on each piece and submit a written critique of the work.
PRISM international is now accepting online submissions!
But wait, didn’t PRISM accept online submissions before?
We did accept online submissions for our contests this past winter. During this time, we experienced a very successful trial run of the Submittable submission manager platform. We at PRISM international were so impressed that we have decided to accept any and all submissions through Submittable.
Why did PRISM decide to accept online submissions?
In short, we wanted to give our submitters and contributors another way to submit. Continue reading PRISM is now accepting online submissions!
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