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Prairie Fire: A Canadian Magazine of New Writing

Literary Magazine

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Award-winning Canadian journal of innovative writing that has been publishing exceptional writing for over 45 years. One of Canada’s oldest literary magazines.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3-6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

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FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    1 free copy and discount on additional copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: CA$ 0.1 per word

Nonfiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: CA$ 0.1 per word

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Payment: CA$ 40 per piece

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    The cover letter should be typed. Be sure to include the following: • Please let us know you are sending a general submission or responding to a specific, special issue call for submission • a two- or three-sentence biographical statement (with your pronouns) • your full mailing address, e-mail address and phone number; • the title(s) of the piece(s) you are submitting; • the genre of the piece(s) you are submitting (poetry, fiction, non-fiction). • let us know if you are just starting to send out your work.

  • Eligibility


    Prairie Fire encourages person/persons of colour, LGBTQ+ & disabled writers, as well as writers from any other (or more than one) underrepresented community to submit.

  • Formatting

    Your submission should be typed (double-spaced) on one side of the page only. Poetry may be single-spaced. Left and right margins of at least 1.25 inches, and top and bottom margins of at least 1 inch.

  • Author's rights

    We buy First North American Serial Rights and First Digital Publication Rights only. After publication, copyright reverts to the author.

  • Additional info

    Prairie Fire is currently accepting snail mail submissions only. Exceptions: We will make an exception for people who live in parts of the world where mail service is not reliable, if mailing a submission is cost prohibitive or mobility is an issue. In these cases, we ask that you email us first before submitting. Prairie Fire encourages person/persons of color, LGBTQ+ & disabled writers, as well as writers from any other (or more than one) underrepresented community to submit. Prairie Fire accepts ONE submission per category (Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction) every twelve months. This does not include special calls or our annual contest. Submissions from outside Canada are accepted but must include an e-mail address, international reply coupons, or Canadian postage for notification. Payment. Prose: $0.10 per word. Poetry: $40 per poem. Short fiction, excerpts from longer works: maximum fee $250 ARTICLES, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, EDITORIALS, ESSAYS, MEMOIRS: Maximum fee $250. INTERVIEWS, PROFILES: Maximum fee subject: $75; interviewer: $125. Correspondence, notes, plays, scripts, etc.: maximum fee $50.

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About

Prairie Fire is an award-winning Canadian journal of innovative writing that is published quarterly by Prairie Fire Press, Inc. Each issue is a fresh, vibrant mix of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction by our most celebrated writers and the hottest new voices of our emerging writers. It consist...

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Founded

1978

Country

CA

www.prairiefire.ca

Masthead

    Editor CAROLYN GRAY avatar

    CAROLYN GRAY

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor LINDSEY CHILDS avatar

    LINDSEY CHILDS

    Production Editor, Poetry Editor, Book Reviews Editor

    Editor JANINE TSCHUNCKY avatar

    JANINE TSCHUNCKY

    Managing Editor

    Editor MARJORIE POOR avatar

    MARJORIE POOR

    Fiction Editor

    Editor BARBARA SCHOTT avatar

    BARBARA SCHOTT

    Poetry Editor

    Editor RORY RUNNELLS avatar

    RORY RUNNELLS

    Drama Reviews Editor