With three full days left to submit to our Short Fiction and Poetry Contests, you might need an extra push to finish up your entries. PRISM international has been fortunate enough to publish many emerging and established writers through...
Toronto writer JonArno Lawson won PRISM international’s creative nonfiction contest with his essay “Horse Camp,” which appears in the current issue. In it, his experiences as a child at a horse camp serve as the jumping-off point for a...
What do Tokyo, Tampa, Namibia and a horse camp have in common? They’re all locations from pieces in PRISM‘s Spring issue! Come, travel the world with us, take in the sights and the sounds. Our creative non-fiction winner, JonArno...
The results of the 2013 Non-Fiction Contest are in! We received so many amazing entries this year—ultimately, Andreas Schroeder had to select one winner and two runners-up.
We’re excited to announce the winners:
- Grand Prize: “An Excerpt from Horse Camp” by JonArno Lawson
- 1st runner up: “Narrative Supplement” by Carolyn White
- 2nd runner up: “The Skeleton Coast” by Jean McNeil
Let me begin by admitting a bias. For years I’ve monitored – and in several cases judged – the creative nonfiction competitions of a variety of literary magazines, such as PRISM, Event, Fugue, Grain, Prairie Fire, Malahat Review, etc. I’ve tracked the genre when it’s been the focus of the CBC’s annual literary contest, and I’ve assessed the creative nonfiction manuscripts of UBC Creative Writing’s MFA applicants for more years than I care to admit. In the process I’ve encountered a lot of fine cnf writing, but what’s bugged
me for years is this: Continue reading PRISM’s 2013 Non-Fiction Contest: The Winners!