nonfiction/short fiction/poetry contests: Prism International
- PRISM's 2011/2012 contests are now open, so getcher entries in!!
Entry fees for all contests are $28, and additional entries can be added for $7 each. Every participant receives a one-year subscription to PRISM international. Works of translation are eligible.
The Nonfiction Contest is first up, with a deadline of November 30, 2011. The grand prize is $1500, and this contest is being judged by Amber Dawn, a writer, filmmaker and performance artist based in Vancouver. She is the author of the novel Sub Rosa (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010), and editor of the Lambda Award-nominated Fist of the Spider Woman (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008).
The Short Fiction Contest has a deadline of January 30, 2012. The winning story will receive $2000, as well as publication payment for our poetry and fiction contest issue. Three runner-up prizes of $200 dollars are also conferred. This year's judge is Jessica Grant, an award-winning fiction writer, a member of Newfoundland's Burning Rock Collective (members include Michael Winter and Lisa Moore), and the author of Making Light of Tragedy and Come, Thou Tortoise.
The Poetry Contest also has a January 30, 2012 deadline. Each entry can be up to three poems. A $1000 grand prize is awarded for the best poem and the winner receives publication and payment in our poetry and fiction contest issue. $300 and $200 are awarded to runners-up. This year's poetry judge is Jen Currin, author of three books of poetry: The Sleep of Four Cites (Anvil Press, 2005); Hagiography (Coach House, 2008); and The Inquisition Yours (Coach House, 2010), which is shortlisted for the 2011 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and the Audre Lorde Poetry Award.
Contest entries must be sent to PRISM through snail mail, accompanied by an entry form and cheque or receipt of credit card payment. For entry forms and the option to pay fees by credit card, please visit PRISM's contest page.
Entries can be sent to:
Creative Writing Program
The University of British Columbia
BUCH E462-1866 Main Mall