Contests

The PRISM international 2013/2014 contest season is now closed.
Thanks to all our entrants!

PRISM has a total of three contests: the Creative Non-Fiction, Short Fiction, and Poetry contests, open to all. In addition, the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry is presented to one outstanding poet published in the magazine.

All contests: Each entry includes a one-year subscription or subscription extension for PRISM international, beginning with the contest issue (Spring 2014 for Non-Fiction and Summer 2014 for Fiction/Poetry).

All 1st prize winners will be published in PRISM, and runners-up will be published at the discretion of the editors. All other entries will be considered for publication as regular submissions (for the possibility of publication in other issues of PRISM).

Please see below for details on each contest. Before you submit your entry, make sure you read the contest rules (found on the paper entry form and on the online submission system).

If you have any questions, please contact prismwritingcontest@gmail.com.

For a list of recent contest winners, please see our previous contest winners page.

Creative Non-Fiction Contest

Prize: $1,500 grand prize, $300 runner-up, $200 2nd runner-up
Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries (includes a one-year subscription or extension)

Additional entry: $5 each piece
Max. word count: 6,000

Short Fiction Contest

Prize: $2,000 grand prize, $300 runner-up, $200 2nd runner-up
Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries (includes a one-year subscription or extension)

Additional entry: $5 each piece
Max. word count: 6,000

Poetry Contest

Prize: $1,000 grand prize, $300 runner-up, $200 2nd runner-up

Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries (up to three poems may be submitted with each entry, each entry includes a one-year subscription or extension)
Additional entry: $5 each poem

ANNUAL EARLE BIRNEY PRIZE FOR POETRY

An annual prize of $500 is awarded by the outgoing Poetry Editor to an outstanding poetry contributor published in PRISM international. Enter by regular submission only: no fee required.

We thank Wailan Low for her continued support.