All contest entrants receive a one year subscription to PRISM international (apart from the Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V. Short Forms contest, where a subscription can be added)

The Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V. Short Forms

$500 Grand Prize, $150 runner-up, $50 2nd runner-up
Entry fee: $15 for all entries, regardless of place of residence. There is also an option to pay an additional fee to include a subscription (or an extension of an existing subscription) with your contest entry ($35 CAN / $40 US / $45 INT’L).
Max. word count: 300 words. Please submit only ONE piece per submission.
Judged by the PRISM Editorial Board.
Our second annual short forms contest is open to writers from Canada and around the world. Send us your flash fiction and nonfiction, your hybrid forms and experimental work.  There are no form limitations for this contest, save for those above that refer to word count. We want it all (so long as it’s short)!
All submissions will be considered for print publication. The winner and runners-up will receive the prize money and be published on our website at the contest’s conclusion.
PRISM international is offering free entries for self-identifying Indigenous writers. Indigenous writers are invited to submit by emailing assistant@prismmagazine.ca by the deadline.
We ask that writers include: the title of their piece, the email associated with their free Submittable account (if they have or are able to create one), and their mailing address in the body of their email, with their submission (formatted according to our submission guidelines) as an attachment.
We also have a number of free entries to offer to low-income writers, and we encourage writers for whom the contest entry fee is prohibitive to contact us at assistant@prismmagazine.ca to arrange contest entry. As always, we encourage submissions from writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQQIA writers, and writers from other intersectional and marginalized groups.
Please read the rules and regulations at the bottom of this page very carefully.
Rules & Regulations (please read carefully)
The author’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript, the title or in the title that the file is saved under.
Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online. PRISM will purchase First North American Serial Rights for all work accepted for publication.


Entries should be formatted with size 12pt serif font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Georgia) and regular margins. Prose must be double spaced.
Not open to students or faculty of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program (this includes the UBC Optional Residency MFA Program). This also includes incoming students that have accepted a place in UBC’s Creative Writing Program. In order to enter, UBC alumni cannot have taken a UBC Creative Writing Program course during the previous two years.
Winners of last year’s contest (grand prize, first runner-up, and second runner-up) must wait a year before entering the contest in the category for which they won, but are welcome to enter either of our other categories. Other writers who made the long list and/or the short list are still eligible to enter any category.


Entrants must submit their entry under their real name, although they may publish under a pseudonym if they wish. Contestants who do not submit under their real name may be subject to disqualification. No images or photos should be included.


Only use the “Additional Entry” category if you have already entered the contest in question and wish to enter again.


No refunds will be made if an entry has been submitted to the incorrect category. Once an entry is received, no revisions will be allowed, and entry fees become non-refundable.


PRISM international may contact you in future to inform you of future writing contests. We do not share information with any third parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.


If you wish to mail your entry, please follow all of the above guidelines and enclose a check or money order with the correct amount for your entry ($35 for Canadian, $40 for U.S., $45 for International) with $5 added for each additional entry. Make this cheque or money order out to PRISM international. Please also include a cover sheet with all of your contact information, the name(s) of your piece(s), the word count (for prose), and which contest you are entering. All entries must be postmarked by the deadline.


MAIL CONTEST ENTRIES TO EXECUTIVE EDITOR, PROMOTIONS:
Kate Black

PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Canada

The Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V. Short Forms

 $500 Grand Prize, $150 runner-up, $50 2nd runner-up
Entry fee: $5 for this entry, once you've already submitted.
Max. word count: 300 words. Submit only ONE additional submission.
Judged by the PRISM Editorial Board.
Our second annual short forms contest is open to writers from Canada and around the world. Send us your flash fiction and nonfiction, your hybrid forms and experimental work.  There are no form limitations for this contest, save for those above that refer to word count. We want it all (so long as it’s short)!
All submissions will be considered for print publication. The winner and runners-up will receive the prize money and be published on our website at the contest’s conclusion.
PRISM international is offering free entries for self-identifying Indigenous writers. Indigenous writers are invited to submit by emailing assistant@prismmagazine.ca by the deadline.
We ask that writers include: the title of their piece, the email associated with their free Submittable account (if they have or are able to create one), and their mailing address in the body of their email, with their submission (formatted according to our submission guidelines) as an attachment.
We also have a number of free entries to offer to low-income writers, and we encourage writers for whom the contest entry fee is prohibitive to contact us at assistant@prismmagazine.ca to arrange contest entry. As always, we encourage submissions from writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQQIA writers, and writers from other intersectional and marginalized groups.
Please read the rules and regulations at the bottom of this page very carefully.
Rules & Regulations (please read carefully)
The author’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript, the title or in the title that the file is saved under.
Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online. PRISM will purchase First North American Serial Rights for all work accepted for publication.
Entries should be formatted with size 12pt serif font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Georgia) and regular margins. Prose must be double spaced.
Not open to students or faculty of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program (this includes the UBC Optional Residency MFA Program). This also includes incoming students that have accepted a place in UBC’s Creative Writing Program. In order to enter, UBC alumni cannot have taken a UBC Creative Writing Program course during the previous two years.
Winners of last year’s contest (grand prize, first runner-up, and second runner-up) must wait a year before entering the contest in the category for which they won, but are welcome to enter either of our other categories. Other writers who made the long list and/or the short list are still eligible to enter any category.
Entrants must submit their entry under their real name, although they may publish under a pseudonym if they wish. Contestants who do not submit under their real name may be subject to disqualification. No images or photos should be included.
Only use the “Additional Entry” category if you have already entered the contest in question and wish to enter again.
No refunds will be made if an entry has been submitted to the incorrect category. Once an entry is received, no revisions will be allowed, and entry fees become non-refundable.
PRISM international may contact you in future to inform you of future writing contests. We do not share information with any third parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.
If you wish to mail your entry, please follow all of the above guidelines and enclose a check or money order with the correct amount for your entry ($35 for Canadian, $40 for U.S., $45 for International) with $5 added for each additional entry. Make this cheque or money order out to PRISM international. Please also include a cover sheet with all of your contact information, the name(s) of your piece(s), the word count (for prose), and which contest you are entering. All entries must be postmarked by the deadline.
MAIL CONTEST ENTRIES TO EXECUTIVE EDITOR, PROMOTIONS:
Jessica Johns
PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Canada

Ends on May 31, 2019$3.00
$3.00

For issue 58.1, FIGURES, PRISM seeks writing that offers nuanced representations of the bodies we inhabit, grapples with the relationships that form us—father figures, idols, rivers that carve through rock—and gives voice to the ephemeral spirits haunting the text. What power do figures have to define us? We invite writers to frame the theme in corporeal and non-corporeal ways. Animate the inanimate. Show us shapes that charm, defy, and arouse. Give us your secrets, your shadows, and your ghosts.

We are honoured to announce that this issue will feature drawings by Winnipeg-based artist Danielle Friesen (Instagram @friesen_deli).

 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Include in your cover letter your full contact information (including email address) and a short bio.
  • All submissions should be set in Times New Roman, 12-point font.
  • Maximum submission length is 20 pages, double-spaced, for prose.
  • We strongly prefer online submissions, as we do not accept email submissions. 
  • If you mail your submission, please include your email address. We will reply to mailed submissions via email. Please only include a SASE (with Canadian stamps) if you cannot be reached via email. Note that we do not return manuscripts. Please ensure that you retain a copy of your submission for your files.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print and online.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.
  • We purchase first North American serial rights, and pay $30/printed page for prose and $40/printed page for poetry. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
  • We encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQ2S writers, and writers from other intersectional and marginalized groups, including low-income earners. If you identify as one or more of the above and would like to let us know, please mention it in your cover letter. If you are unable to supply the reading fee, please contact the editors via email.

Please note: PRISM does not accept submissions from current or incoming students or faculty of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program (this includes the UBC Optional-Residency MFA Program). Work submitted by incoming students prior to their acceptance to the UBC Creative Writing Program, if still under consideration, must be withdrawn. In order to submit, UBC alumni cannot have taken a UBC Creative Writing Program course during the previous two years.
 

IF YOU PREFER TO SUBMIT VIA REGULAR MAIL, PLEASE SEND TO:

Emma Cleary 

PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Canada   

Ends on May 31, 2019$3.00
$3.00

For issue 58.1 FIGURES, PRISM seeks writing that offers nuanced representations of the bodies we inhabit, grapples with the relationships that form us—father figures, idols, rivers that carve through rock—and gives voice to the ephemeral spirits haunting the text. What power do figures have to define us? We invite writers to frame the theme in corporeal and non-corporeal ways. Animate the inanimate. Show us shapes that charm, defy, and arouse. Give us your secrets, your shadows, and your ghosts.

We are honoured to announce that this issue will feature drawings by Winnipeg-based artist Danielle Friesen (Instagram @friesen_deli).


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Include in your cover letter your full contact information (including email address) and a short bio.
  • All submissions should be set in Times New Roman, 12-point font.
  • Maximum submission length is 6 pages for poetry. 
  • We strongly prefer online submissions, as we do not accept email submissions. 
  • If you mail your submission, please include your email address. We will reply to mailed submissions via email. Please only include a SASE (with Canadian stamps) if you cannot be reached via email. Note that we do not return manuscripts. Please ensure that you retain a copy of your submission for your files.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print and online.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.
  • We purchase first North American serial rights, and pay $30/printed page for prose and $40/printed page for poetry. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
  • The editorial board awards one $500 prize to an outstanding poetry contributor each year.
  • We encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQ2S writers, and writers from other intersectional and marginalized groups, including low-income earners. If you identify as one or more of the above and would like to let us know, please mention it in your cover letter. If you are unable to supply the reading fee, please contact the editors via email.

Please note: PRISM does not accept submissions from current or incoming students or faculty of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program (this includes the UBC Optional-Residency MFA Program). Work submitted by incoming students prior to their acceptance to the UBC Creative Writing Program, if still under consideration, must be withdrawn. In order to submit, UBC alumni cannot have taken a UBC Creative Writing Program course during the previous two years.

IF YOU PREFER TO SUBMIT VIA REGULAR MAIL, PLEASE SEND TO:
Molly Cross-Blanchard
   PRISM international
   Creative Writing Program, UBC
   Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
   Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
   Canada   

PRISM international