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PRISM’s 2013 Non-Fiction Contest: The Winners!

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

Judge’s Remarks: 

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!