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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incoming students prior to their acceptance to the UBC Creative Writing Program, if still under consideration, must be withdrawn.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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • For contest entries, please refer to our contest page.
  • Send original, unpublished material in poetry, including translation (into English). We do not consider work that has appeared on the internet unless it has only been posted to writers’ forums for discussion.
  • Include a brief cover letter with a short bio and publications list. Specify the genre of your submission in the cover letter. Please include the number of poems.
  • If you have submitted your work to another magazine for consideration, please let us know in the cover letter.
  • We will reply to online submissions via email.
  • Along with your submission, please provide complete contact information.
  • Manuscripts must be typed and single-spaced on letter-sized paper. Include all poems in one document. We strongly prefer a PDF for online submissions of poetry, but will also accept a Word document.
  • Send only one submission at a time — maximum four poems per submission.
  • Please send only one submission per three-month period.
  • We do not accept email submissions.
  • Translations are sought in all genres and must be undertaken with the permission of the original author. Wherever possible, include a copy of the original work. We are an English-language publication, and, as such, accept translations of work into English.
  • We purchase first North American serial rights, and pay $40/printed page for poetry. Contributors will receive copies of the issue in which their work appears. The editorial board awards the annual $500 Earle Birney Prize to an outstanding poetry contributor each year.

IF YOU PREFER TO SUBMIT VIA REGULAR MAIL, PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE FOR GUIDELINES.

MAIL POETRY SUBMISSIONS TO:
Shaun Robinson
PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Canada

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