Prairie Fire: a Canadian magazine of New Writing

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    Join us at 7pm on Thursday, June 9, in the atrium at McNally Robinsons Booksellers for the launch of this special issue. Readers will include Arlea Ashcroft, Donna Besel, Melanie Brannagan Frederiksen, Kirsty Cameron, Dora Dueck, Ariel Gordon, Sarah Klassen, Deborah Schnitzer, Sue Sorensen, Jennifer Still and Chimwemwe Undi. And...there will be cake!
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    We have three exciting judges this year – Greg Hollingshead (fiction), Helen Humphreys (non-fiction) & Méira Cook (poetry). We welcome entries at any time!
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  • Spring 2016
    Volume 37, No.1

    Suffrage 100
    This issue features 17 short pieces reflecting on the 100th anniversary of (some) Manitoba women getting the vote....
Review of Books

calling down the sky

Reviewer: melanie brannagan frederiksen

Rosanna Deerchild’s second book of poetry, calling down the sky, is a poetically and narratively powerful collection

  • Harold Hoefle wins silver!

    June 14, 2016

    Congratulations to Harold Hoefle for winning the silver award for poetry at this year’s National Magazine Awards! Read More…

  • Speaking Volumes – our fabulous guests!

    June 1, 2016

    Our benefit gala on May 14 was a smashing success! Read More…

  • Practicum student Katrina at fundraising gala

    Janine and Katrina at Speaking Volumes. Natalie was unable to come, but was with us in spirit! Read More…

  • Speaking Volumes – our lovely audience!

    Here’s a glimpse of the crowd enjoying the evening’s festivities. Read More…

  • Congratulations, Katrina and Natalie!

    May 31, 2016

    Katrina and Natalie have completed a nine-month practicum program at Prairie Fire. They’re pictured here Read More…

  • Joanne on tour!

    April 20, 2016

    It began some time before my poetry book, Eigenheim, came out with Turnstone Press last spring. Read More…

  • Tickets to Speaking Volumes here now!

    March 3, 2016

    We’re thrilled to feature Joan Thomas and David Alexander Robertson at this year’s Speaking Volumes! Read More…

  • Launch of “Rendez-vous”!

    February 3, 2016

    Our beautiful bilingual issue is now here! Read More…

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  • Prairie Fire – the summer 2016 issue!

    The summer issue features the wonderful winning entries of our 2015 writing contests along with an exciting mix of fiction and poetry that has come our way over the past year.

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