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The Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction

Writing Contest by PRISM Magazine



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  • Response time: -
  • Prizes: 1500, 600, 400
  • Fee: 35-45
  • Last run: 2022
  • Reading blind: -

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 4000

Type: Short work

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Jacob Zilber was a renowned writer, respected teacher and mentor. In 1965, Jacob helped Earle Birney form the Department of Creative Writing, one of the very first such departments in North America and the very first of its kind in Canada.