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)

$5.00

Deadline: February 17, 2024

$1,500 Grand Prize, $600 Runner-Up, $400 Second Runner-Up 

Judge: TBA

Maximum word count: 4,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission. You may submit additional stories using the Additional Entry option for $5. 

Note: once an entry is received, no revisions will be allowed. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please ensure your entry meets the following guidelines before submitting!

PRISM international offers free entries for self-identifying Black and Indigenous writers for all our contests. Black and Indigenous writers are invited to submit using the appropriate Submittable links.  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 promotions@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.


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  • Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online.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 longlist and/or the shortlist 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.
  • The grand prize entry will be published on PRISM's website.

 
Mailing entries: Due to temporary building closures on the University of British Columbia campus, PRISM will not be reading mailed submissions until further notice.

$45.00

Deadline: February 17, 2024

$1,500 Grand Prize, $600 Runner-Up, $400 Second Runner-Up 

Judge: TBA

Maximum word count: 4,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission. You may submit additional stories using the Additional Entry option for $5. 

Note: once an entry is received, no revisions will be allowed. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please ensure your entry meets the following guidelines before submitting!

PRISM international offers free entries for self-identifying Black and Indigenous writers for all our contests. Black and Indigenous writers are invited to submit using the appropriate Submittable links.  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 promotions@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.


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 longlist and/or the shortlist 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.
  • The grand prize entry will be published on PRISM's website.

 
Mailing entries: Due to temporary building closures on the University of British Columbia campus, PRISM will not be reading mailed submissions until further notice.

$40.00

Deadline: February 17, 2024

$1,500 Grand Prize, $600 Runner-Up, $400 Second Runner-Up 

Judge: TBA

Maximum word count: 4,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission. You may submit additional stories using the Additional Entry option for $5. 

Note: once an entry is received, no revisions will be allowed. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please ensure your entry meets the following guidelines before submitting!

PRISM international offers free entries for self-identifying Black and Indigenous writers for all our contests. Black and Indigenous writers are invited to submit using the appropriate Submittable links.  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 promotions@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.  

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 longlist and/or the shortlist 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.
  • The grand prize entry will be published on PRISM's website.


Mailing entries: Due to temporary building closures on the University of British Columbia campus, PRISM will not be reading mailed submissions until further notice.

Deadline: February 17, 2024

$1,500 Grand Prize, $600 Runner-Up, $400 Second Runner-Up 

Judge: TBA

Maximum word count: 4,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission. You may submit additional stories using the Additional Entry option for $5. 

Note: once an entry is received, no revisions will be allowed. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please ensure your entry meets the following guidelines before submitting!

PRISM international offers free entries for self-identifying Black and Indigenous writers for all our contests. Black and Indigenous writers are invited to submit using the appropriate Submittable links.  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 promotions@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.  


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 longlist and/or the shortlist 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.
  • The grand prize entry will be published on PRISM's website.

 
Mailing entries: Due to temporary building closures on the University of British Columbia campus, PRISM will not be reading mailed submissions until further notice.

$35.00

Deadline: February 17, 2024

$1,500 Grand Prize, $600 Runner-Up, $400 Second Runner-Up 

Judge: TBA

Maximum word count: 4,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission. You may submit additional stories using the Additional Entry option for $5. 

Note: once an entry is received, no revisions will be allowed. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please ensure your entry meets the following guidelines before submitting!

PRISM international offers free entries for self-identifying Black and Indigenous writers for all our contests. Black and Indigenous writers are invited to submit using the appropriate Submittable links.  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 promotions@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.

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 longlist and/or the shortlist 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.
  • The grand prize entry will be published on PRISM's website.


Mailing entries: Due to temporary building closures on the University of British Columbia campus, PRISM will not be reading mailed submissions until further notice.

Ends on $3.00
$3.00


               “to be hybrid anticipates the future” 

                              —Isamu Noguchi, in Kimiko Hahn’s Foreign Bodies 

PRISM International invites submissions of writing and visual art for its upcoming HYBRIDS issue 62.3, edited by Dora Prieto and Natasha Gauthier.

What is the joy of the hybrid gesture? Where does it live? And how does hybridizing create that secret third thing? We’re curious about the possibility of the hybrid, its spirit, generations, and generative qualities; its rendering into something capacious enough to hold the boundlessness of the in-between, the cut-up, the collab. And in the context of nations and worldviews intent on categorizing and punishing the act of mixing or joining together, what does hybridity promise for those of us who don’t fit neatly into established norms of nation, sexuality, body, and more? 

Send us your cross-genre mash-ups, poetry comics or collages, ekphrastic combines, fragmentary epistles, mixtapes on repeat, queerings of genre/space/time, counter-colonial translations, intertextual visions—the unexpected work that creates its own language and rules. If you’re a writer that lives between worlds, or if hybridity speaks to you in a different way, we also want to hear from you. 

____

We are accepting prose (approximately 4,000 words or less), and poetry (up to four poems, to a maximum of six pages). Please submit via Submittable. We pay $40 per printed page of prose and $45 per printed page of poetry.
PRISM international publishes exciting, original material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 2 to 6 months, depending on the time of year. Please note: PRISM does not accept submissions from current and incoming students and 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. PRISM does not publish the same writer twice in a publication year.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

 

  • If you are unable to submit via Submittable, please get in touch at promotions@prismmagazine.ca.
  • For contest entries, please refer to our contest page.
  • Submit only one piece at a time, unless you are submitting flash fiction or non-fiction (under 1,000 words), in which case you may submit up to three pieces in a single document.
  • Our recommended length for submissions is approximately 4,000 words or less. We have a limited page count per issue and aim to offer a platform for as many talented writers as possible. While we accept prose submissions of up to 25 pages (6,250 words), we must emphasize that it is only exceptional pieces of this length that will receive publication.
  • Send original, unpublished literary essays, personal essays, hybrid-genre works, and literary journalism. Please note that we do not publish rhetorical, academic, or strictly journalistic non-fiction.
  • Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. Please specify the genre of your submission in your cover letter.
  • In your cover letter, please include your full contact information (including email address) and a short bio (approximately 50 words).
  • All submissions should be set in Times New Roman, 12-point font.
  • We strongly prefer online submissions, which must be submitted through Submittable, as we do not accept email submissions. We charge a $3.00 reading fee per submission. Writers for whom the $3.00 fee is prohibitive are welcome to contact Natasha Gauthier (prose@prismmagazine.ca) directly about alternative methods of submission.
  • 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 $40/printed page for prose and $45/printed page for poetry. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
  • We strongly encourage submissions from Black and Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ 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.


 

Ends on $3.00
$3.00


               “to be hybrid anticipates the future” 

                              —Isamu Noguchi, in Kimiko Hahn’s Foreign Bodies 

PRISM International invites submissions of writing and visual art for its upcoming HYBRIDS issue 62.3, edited by Dora Prieto and Natasha Gauthier.

What is the joy of the hybrid gesture? Where does it live? And how does hybridizing create that secret third thing? We’re curious about the possibility of the hybrid, its spirit, generations, and generative qualities; its rendering into something capacious enough to hold the boundlessness of the in-between, the cut-up, the collab. And in the context of nations and worldviews intent on categorizing and punishing the act of mixing or joining together, what does hybridity promise for those of us who don’t fit neatly into established norms of nation, sexuality, body, and more? 

Send us your cross-genre mash-ups, poetry comics or collages, ekphrastic combines, fragmentary epistles, mixtapes on repeat, queerings of genre/space/time, counter-colonial translations, intertextual visions—the unexpected work that creates its own language and rules. If you’re a writer that lives between worlds, or if hybridity speaks to you in a different way, we also want to hear from you. 

____


PRISM international publishes exciting, original material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 2 to 6 months, depending on the time of year. Please note: PRISM does not accept submissions from current and incoming students and 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. PRISM does not publish the same writer twice in a publication year.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
 

  • For contest entries, please refer to our contest page.
  • Title the document with your first and last and last name. Example: FirstNameLastName.doc.
  • Submit up to four poems, maximum of six pages. 
  • We welcome cross-genre, hybrid, and interdisciplinary poetry and poetics.
  • In your cover letter, please specify the number of poems you are submitting and list the titles of the poems.
  • Poetry submissions should be typed and single-spaced. If you would like to submit poems with alternate spacing, please mention it in your cover letter and submit a PDF instead of a Word document.
  • 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.
  • We only accept online submissions via Submittable unless you are an incarcerated writer. We do not accept email submissions. We charge a $3.00 reading fee per submission. 
  • 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 $40/printed page for prose and $45/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 Black and Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ 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.


   

            “to be hybrid anticipates the future” 

                              —Isamu Noguchi, in Kimiko Hahn’s Foreign Bodies 

PRISM International invites submissions of writing and visual art for its upcoming HYBRIDS issue 62.3, edited by Dora Prieto and Natasha Gauthier.

What is the joy of the hybrid gesture? Where does it live? And how does hybridizing create that secret third thing? We’re curious about the possibility of the hybrid, its spirit, generations, and generative qualities; its rendering into something capacious enough to hold the boundlessness of the in-between, the cut-up, the collab. And in the context of nations and worldviews intent on categorizing and punishing the act of mixing or joining together, what does hybridity promise for those of us who don’t fit neatly into established norms of nation, sexuality, body, and more? 

Send us your cross-genre mash-ups, poetry comics or collages, ekphrastic combines, fragmentary epistles, mixtapes on repeat, queerings of genre/space/time, counter-colonial translations, intertextual visions—the unexpected work that creates its own language and rules. If you’re a writer that lives between worlds, or if hybridity speaks to you in a different way, we also want to hear from you. 

____

In order to ensure writers who are below the poverty threshold have a chance to be published, PRISM international is proud to offer an Inclusive Access category for those who might otherwise be unable to submit. 

PRISM international publishes original material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 3 to 6 months, depending on the time of year.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  

  • We strongly encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, Black writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ 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.
  • We purchase first North American serial rights, and pay $40/printed page for prose and $45/printed page for poetry. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print and online.
  • Submit only one piece at a time, unless you are submitting flash fiction or non-fiction (under 1,000 words), in which case you may submit up to three pieces in a single document.
  • We prefer subs that are 4,000 words or less so that we can showcase as many voices as possible. While we accept prose submissions of up to 25 pages (6,250 words), it is only exceptional pieces of this length that will receive publication. 
  • Send original, unpublished fiction, creative non-fiction, hybrids, comics, and literary essays. We are especially interested in hybrid lit, comics, and other visual literature at this time. Please specify the genre of your submission in your cover letter.
  • Submissions should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and paginated. 
  • We mainly accept submissions through Submittable. If you are unable to submit via Submittable, please get in touch with Natasha Gauthier at prismprose@gmail.com 
  • We charge a $3.00 reading fee per submission. Writers for whom the $3.00 fee is prohibitive are welcome to submit via the Inclusive Access option. 
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.


 

In order to ensure writers who are below the poverty threshold have a chance to be published, PRISM international is proud to offer an Inclusive Access category for those who might otherwise be unable to submit. 

PRISM international publishes original material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 3 to 6 months, depending on the time of year. For contest entries, please refer to our contest page.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:   

  • We strongly encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, Black writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ 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.
  • Title the document with your first and last and last name. Example: FirstNameLastName.doc.
  • Submit up to four poems, maximum of six pages. 
  • We welcome cross-genre, hybrid, and interdisciplinary poetry and poetics.
  • In your cover letter, please specify the number of poems you are submitting and list the titles of the poems.
  • Poetry submissions should be typed and single-spaced. If you would like to submit poems with alternate spacing, please mention it in your cover letter and submit a PDF instead of a Word document.
  • 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.
  • We charge a $3.00 reading fee per submission. Writers for whom the $3.00 fee is prohibitive are welcome to submit via the Inclusive Access option on Submittable. 
  • 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 $40/printed page for prose and $45/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 mainly accept submissions through Submittable. If you are unable to submit via Submittable, please get in touch with Dora Prieto at prismpoetry@gmail.com. 


 

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

PRISM international publishes original material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 3 to 6 months, depending on the time of year.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  

  • We strongly encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, Black writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ 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. 
  • We purchase first North American serial rights, and pay $40/printed page for prose and $45/printed page for poetry. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print and online.
  • Submit only one piece at a time, unless you are submitting flash fiction or non-fiction (under 1,000 words), in which case you may submit up to three pieces in a single document.
  • We prefer subs that are 4,000 words or less so that we can showcase as many voices as possible. While we accept prose submissions of up to 25 pages (6,250 words), it is only exceptional pieces of this length that will receive publication. 
  • Send original, unpublished fiction, creative non-fiction, hybrids, comics, and literary essays. Please note that we do not publish rhetorical, academic, or strictly journalistic non-fiction. We are especially interested in hybrid lit, comics, and other visual literature at this time. Please specify the genre of your submission in your cover letter.
  • Submissions should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and paginated. 
  • We mainly accept submissions through Submittable. If you are unable to submit via Submittable, please get in touch with Natasha Gauthier at prismprose@gmail.com 
  • We charge a $3.00 reading fee per submission. Writers for whom the $3.00 fee is prohibitive are welcome to submit via the Inclusive Access option. 
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.


 

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

PRISM international publishes exciting, original material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. Due to the high volume of submissions, we receive each month, reply times range from 6 - 12 months, depending on the time of year. Please note: PRISM does not accept submissions from current and incoming students and 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. PRISM does not publish the same writer twice in a publication year. For contest entries, please refer to our contest page.

 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • We strongly encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, Black writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ 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. 
  • Title the document with your first and last and last name. Example: FirstNameLastName.doc.
  • Submit up to four poems, maximum of six pages. 
  • We welcome cross-genre, hybrid, and interdisciplinary poetry and poetics.
  • In your cover letter, please specify the number of poems you are submitting and list the titles of the poems.
  • Poetry submissions should be typed and single-spaced. If you would like to submit poems with alternate spacing, please mention it in your cover letter and submit a PDF instead of a Word document.
  • 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.
  • We charge a $3.00 reading fee per submission. Writers for whom the $3.00 fee is prohibitive are welcome to submit via the Inclusive Access option on Submittable. 
  • 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 $40/printed page for prose and $45/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 mainly accept submissions through Submittable. If you are unable to submit via Submittable, please get in touch with Dora Prieto at prismpoetry@gmail.com. 


In order to ensure writers who are below the poverty threshold have a chance to be published, PRISM international is proud to offer an Inclusive Access category for those who might otherwise be unable to submit. 

PRISM international publishes original material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 3 to 6 months, depending on the time of year. For contest entries, please refer to our contest page.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:   

  • We strongly encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, Black writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ 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.
  • Title the document with your first and last and last name. Example: FirstNameLastName.doc.
  • Submit up to four poems, maximum of six pages. 
  • We welcome cross-genre, hybrid, and interdisciplinary poetry and poetics.
  • In your cover letter, please specify the number of poems you are submitting and list the titles of the poems.
  • Poetry submissions should be typed and single-spaced. If you would like to submit poems with alternate spacing, please mention it in your cover letter and submit a PDF instead of a Word document.
  • 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.
  • We charge a $3.00 reading fee per submission. Writers for whom the $3.00 fee is prohibitive are welcome to submit via the Inclusive Access option on Submittable. 
  • 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 $40/printed page for prose and $45/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 mainly accept submissions through Submittable. If you are unable to submit via Submittable, please get in touch with Dora Prieto at prismpoetry@gmail.com. 


 

In order to ensure writers who are below the poverty threshold have a chance to be published, PRISM international is proud to offer an Inclusive Access category for those who might otherwise be unable to submit. 

PRISM international publishes original material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 3 to 6 months, depending on the time of year.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  

  • We strongly encourage submissions from Indigenous writers, Black writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ 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.
  • We purchase first North American serial rights, and pay $40/printed page for prose and $45/printed page for poetry. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print and online.
  • Submit only one piece at a time, unless you are submitting flash fiction or non-fiction (under 1,000 words), in which case you may submit up to three pieces in a single document.
  • We prefer subs that are 4,000 words or less so that we can showcase as many voices as possible. While we accept prose submissions of up to 25 pages (6,250 words), it is only exceptional pieces of this length that will receive publication. 
  • Send original, unpublished fiction, creative non-fiction, hybrids, comics, and literary essays. We are especially interested in hybrid lit, comics, and other visual literature at this time. Please specify the genre of your submission in your cover letter.
  • Submissions should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and paginated. 
  • We mainly accept submissions through Submittable. If you are unable to submit via Submittable, please get in touch with Natasha Gauthier at prismprose@gmail.com 
  • We charge a $3.00 reading fee per submission. Writers for whom the $3.00 fee is prohibitive are welcome to submit via the Inclusive Access option. 
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.


 

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