Sunday, November 27, 2011

PRISM contest: nonfiction, short fiction, poetry

The Nonfiction Contest is first up, with a postmark 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,
The Short Fiction Contest has a deadline of January 27, 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 27, 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.

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.
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:

PRISM international
Creative Writing Program
The University of British Columbia
BUCH E462-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1
Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog Website

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