Prairie Fire: a Canadian magazine of New Writing

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  • Fall  2017
    Volume 38, No.3

    Volume 38, No. 3, Fall 2017
    This issue, we check out "The Next Wave" of literary talent by featuring the work of writers 30 and under! Also featuring new work by Andrew Boden, John Pass, Claire Kelly & more!...
Review of Books

Speakeasy by Alisa Smith

Reviewer: Caitlin Voth

Alisa Smith’s Speakeasy tells the story of Lena Stillman’s past as a member of Bill Bagley’s Clockwork Gang of bank robbers,

  • Call for Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction

    October 11, 2017

    You know that fantastic story you wrote but haven’t sent us yet? We’d love to see it! Read More…

  • This Year’s Poetry Bash & Bliss Carman Award Ring

    October 5, 2017

    Here are some pictures from this year’s Thin Air Writers Festival, where our contest winner from 2016 (Natalie Appleton) accepted her Bliss Carman ring. Read More…

  • The Next Wave Deadline TODAY!

    July 28, 2017

    The call for submissions to The Next Wave: Writers 30 and Under is today! Get your submissions in ASAP! Read More…

  • Canadian Indigenous Writers: Submit your work to ndncountry, a special joint issue of Prairie Fire and CV2

    July 24, 2017


    Tawnshi. Boozhoo. Yowtz. ?E’dlanet’é. She:kon. Kwe. Minatakushini. Hey friends and relatives from all across the Turtle’s back, Read More…

  • Call for Submissions: Canadian Women and the Vote 1918-2018: Prairie Fire (39.1) Special Issue

    July 4, 2017

    Guest editor: Sue Sorensen
    Call closes: 1 December 2017
    Publication: Spring 2018 Read More…

  • Call for Submissions: The Next Wave: Writers 18 to 30

    June 26, 2017

    Prairie Fire wants to highlight the incredibly talented and cutting-edge voices of emerging writers ages 18-30. Is that you? Read More…

  • ndncity has Officially Launched!

    June 16, 2017

    On Wednesday, June 14th, we held the launch for ndncity at McNally Robinson. The evening boasted wonderful readings, great conversations and cake! Here are some pictures:


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  • ndncity Launch!

    June 1, 2017


    Come celebrate ndncity with us!

    When: June 14th at 7PM
    Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers (1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg)

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