We received so many amazing poems for this year’s contest. We’re excited and honoured to announce the winners of this year’s Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize, as selected by Aisha Sasha John! You can read all three pieces in our Spring issue 56.3, so make sure to order a copy!
This new year will be full of amazing things, and one of them is an extension to the Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction Contest! The new extended deadline is January 31, 2018, so read up on what our...
Congratulations to the writers shortlisted for the 2017 Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize contest! Check back soon for the winners announcement, chosen by this year’s contest judge, Aisha Sasha John!
We’re excited to announce that the following stories have been longlisted for the 2017 Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize contest!
Thank you to everyone who submitted. Check back soon for the shortlist announcement, followed by the winners chosen by this year’s contest judge, Aisha Sasha John!
Reminder! PRISM international is offering free entries for self-identifying Indigenous writers for our Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction contest! This contest is being judged by the amazing Thalia Field, and closes on January 15, 2018. Indigenous writers are invited to submit by emailing email@example.com by...
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!