Ends on June 16, 2017

$3.00 CAD

PRISM seeks writing from THE LIMINAL. Send us your most electric writing from zones of possibility and uncertainty – spaces and states of transition, real and imagined, across time and tense. Take us to the margins, the Internet, dream states. We invite writing that reorients the limits of genre, that subverts and challenges, that emerges from borderlands and becomingness. Writing that glimmers between cultures, identities, forms.

Send us your best. We can't wait to read it.    

Deadline: June 16, 2017


  • Clearly state the issue you're submitting for (whether it's for The Liminal issue or for regular submission).
  • 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 10 pages for all genres. Standalone excerpts from works exceeding 10 pages will be considered; in your cover letter, please mention that you are submitting an excerpt.
  • There is no need to specify genre in your submission for The Liminal issue.
  • 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  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print and online.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, LGBTQQIA 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.


Kyla Jamieson and Shazia Hafiz Ramji
PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

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