October 13, 2010

Prairie Fire Press' Writing Contests

It's the first day of Fall.

In You've Got Mail Tom Hanks said that Fall made him want to buy pencils.

Maybe he wanted to write a story or a poem.

If Fall makes you fell like writing, keep reading.

Prairie Fire Press, in conjunction with McNally Robinson Booksellers, is hosting its annual poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction contests.
The deadline is November 30, 2010 (postmarked).

Bliss Carman Poetry Award - Judge: Christian Bök
Short Fiction – Judge: Joan Thomas
Creative Non-Fiction - Judge: Hal Niedzviecki

$6,000 in prizes!!! 
1st prize in each category $1,250, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $250.

For more information, contact: 
Prairie Fire Press
Phone (204) 943-9066

• Entry fee: $32. This entitles you to a one-year (4 issues) subscription to Prairie Fire magazine. Make cheque or money order payable to Prairie Fire and enclose with your entry.
  - One fiction entry consists of one story, maximum 10,000 words.
  - One poetry entry consists of 1, 2, or 3 poems, maximum 150 lines. 
  - One creative non-fiction entry consists of one article, maximum 5,000 words.

• Do not identify yourself on your entry. Enclose a cover sheet with your name, address, telephone number, the title(s) of your piece(s) and word count (prose) or line count (poetry). 
If you do not wish to receive mailings from external organizations, please state this clearly on your cover sheet.

• Your entry must be typed on 8 1/2" x 11" white paper and clipped, not stapled.  Prose must be double-spaced.  No faxed or e-mailed submissions, please.

• Entries will not be returned.  If you wish to be informed of contest results, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

• Each piece must be original, unpublished, not submitted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor accepted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition for which it is also eligible to win a prize.

• You may enter as often as you like; only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription.

• Winning pieces will be published in Prairie Fire magazine, with authors paid for publication.

Send entries to:
Prairie Fire Contests
423-100 Arthur St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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