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The “Love Issue” Guidelines

The “Love Issue” Guidelines

DEADLINE: January 31, 2018


The cover letter should be typed. Be sure to include the following:

***Please state in your cover letter that you are submitting to “The Love Issue”***

  1. a two- or three-sentence biographical statement;
  2. your full mailing address, e-mail address (if you have one) and phone number;
  3. the title(s) of the piece(s) you are submitting;
  4. 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.


  • Send a maximum of six poems OR one story per submission and send only one submission at a time.
  • Maximum length for fiction and creative non-fiction: 5000 words.
  • Prairie Fire does not accept previously published work.
  • We ask that you let us know if your work is also submitted elsewhere, and, if it is accepted, to notify us right away.
  • Your submission should be typed (double-spaced) on one side of the page only. Poetry may be single-spaced.
  • Margins of at least 1.5 inches should surround all copy.
  • Each page of poetry must contain your name and address at the top left.
  • For fiction and creative non-fiction, centre the title halfway down on the first page, with your name below it. Include a word count at the top right corner of the first page and your address at the top left corner. Make sure your pages are numbered.


  • E-mailed submissions WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS ISSUE ONLY.
    • Attachments of .doc, .docx or PDF accepted. Please do not send links to Google, Dropbox or other places on the internet.

Email Submissions can be sent to prfire(at)mts.net.


  • Use 8.5 x 11–inch standard white bond paper.
  • Do not staple the pages together (paper clips are ok).
  • Include an e-mail address for notification, or a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for the return of the manuscript or for notification.
  • Submissions from outside Canada must include an e-mail address, international reply coupons, or Canadian postage for notification.

Mail submissions:

Prairie Fire Press, Inc.
423 – 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
Ph: (204) 943-9066


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