Prairie Fire: a Canadian magazine of New Writing

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  • Summer  2018
    Volume 39, No.2

    Volume 39, No. 2, Summer 2018
    Prairie Fire turns 40! To celebrate, we made a BIG issue featuring over fifty writers in three sections: Our annual writing contest winners, writers from our early years and Winnipeg writers...
Review of Books

Children Shouldn’t Use Knives by Shirley Camia

Reviewer: Karen Hofmann

Shirley Camia’s eleven spare, imagistic poems are so very slight—wispy, flickering at the edges of what children perceive and remember.

  • PF @ 40 Part 4: Prairie Fire by Patrick Friesen

    August 10, 2018

    It took me a few years to get to know anyone in Winnipeg. I had arrived in 1965 from Steinbach, the small town where I was born, to attend university, but what was just as important as that education was the anonymity and solitude I craved. Read More…

  • Pictures from our PF Turns 40 Launch!

    August 3, 2018

    Here are some pictures from our most recent launch! Thank you to everyone who came out! Read More…

  • PF @ 40 Part 3: My Experience with the Early Sparks of Prairie Fire By Armin Wiebe

    So it’s the 1970s and I have this crazy notion that I will be a writer. In Manitoba. Read More…

  • PF @ 40 Part 2: Galley-Proofs Beyond Killer Highway by Carolyn Creed

    July 27, 2018

    One might think an hour’s drive toward editorial work

    would prove as easy as breath taken and expelled, but no—

    even called “milk run” to summon visions of dailiness,

    of zip out/zip in ease, any trip along Killer Highway 6

    rumbles, latent with catastrophe. Read More…

  • PF @ 40 Part 1: Notes Towards a Memoir by Rory Runnells

    July 20, 2018

    What does memory bring?  More exactly what do we bring to memory?  In the case of the early days of Prairie Fire, one remembers the coming together of several disparate artists and administrators at the cramped space on Donald St., the Arts Administrative Centre.  It provided the template for Artspace only a couple of years later.  What was important about it was that Prairie Fire was one of the groups as it grew into a literary magazine in the midst of composers, publishers, writers, and, most important for this particular memory, playwrights.   Read More…

  • 40 Years of Covers!

    July 19, 2018

    Take a look back at our covers from the last 40 years with this cool video! Read More…

  • Join us at McNally Robinson on July 25th for the Launch of our Latest Issue!

    July 13, 2018

    We’re having a paaaaaaaaaaarty!

    You are cordially invited to our 40th anniversary launch on July 25th at 7PM at McNally Robinson!

    Come hear readings by fabulous local writers from our latest issue* and enjoy some cake with the PF crew! Read More…

  • Sarah Klassen Takes Silver at National Magazine Awards!

    June 8, 2018

    Congratulations to our friend Sarah Klassen on her silver medal win at this year’s National Magazine AwardsRead More…

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