Prairie Fire: a Canadian Magazine of New Writing

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  • Spring  2020
    Volume 41, No.1

    Volume 41, No.1, Spring 2020
    This issue covers the topic of "Why We Walk." For our health? To get out of a bad situation? To find ourselves? Lose ourselves? Featuring new work by Catherine Hunter, Garry Thomas Mors...
Review of Books

This Has Nothing to Do With You by Lauren Carter

Reviewer: Hollay Ghadery

Author Lauren Carter doesn’t waste any time drawing you into the complicated, compelling and uncomfortably familiar lives of her characters.

  • PF Opens E-mail Submissions!

    April 16, 2020

    Good news! We’ve opened up e-mailed submissions until June 3oth, 2020! After which, we will re-evaluate if it is feasible for us to continue with e-mailed submissions.

    Want to submit via e-mail? Check out our Submission Guidelines!


  • Call for Submissions: Living in a House on Fire

    April 3, 2020

    Many of us have experienced grief, anxiety and despair around the various outcomes of climate change–fire season, melting glaciers, declining bee populations, droughts, species collapse. Most recently our ways of being in the world have been radically challenged by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the cause of which could be linked to how industrialized farming has contributed to changing our disease ecology.

    So, how do we, as citizens of this planet, live in a house on fire?

    Prairie Fire invites submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction essays and poetry that explore the topic of living in our current time of tremendous uncertainty. We believe that taking on the task of articulating the affective consequences of climate change will help countless others as they find their own language for inevitable loss.

    DEADLINE: June 5, 2020.

    For submission details: click here

  • World Poetry Day Event!

    March 5, 2020


    (Sorry, everyone! But for health and safety, we’re postponing until further notice. Stay safe out there!)


    Prairie Fire & CV2 invite you to join us for World Poetry Day!

    March 21, 2020
    7PM at McNally Robinson Booksellers Atrium (1120 Grant Ave)

    Readings by (Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate) Duncan Mercredi and Jase Falk!

    Performance by Chimwemwe Undi and Ashley Au!

    Free to attend. There will be cake! Read More…

  • Speaking Volumes 2020 Tickets are HERE!

    February 6, 2020

    Event Cancelled

    Tickets are now SOLD OUT!

    Our annual fundraiser to support the Prairie Fire Practicum in Publishing, Leadership & Communication is happening again this year on May 9th at Fort Gibraltar!

    Join us for an amazing night of hatchet throwing, prizes, great food and readings by Catherine Hunter and Garry Thomas Morse!

    All the details can be found here.

    Tickets go fast, so don’t wait to purchase!

    Warm up your hatchet throwing arm & we’ll see you at the Fort!


    January 10, 2020

    Deadline EXTENDED to January 17th, 2020!

    Prairie Fire is looking for work on the topic of ‘Why We Walk.’

    Interested? Click here for the details!

    Read More…

  • Submission Call: Why We Walk

    December 18, 2019

    Prairie Fire is looking for work on the topic of ‘Why We Walk.’

    Interested? Click here for the details!

    Read More…

  • Introducing PF’s new Editor: Carolyn Gray! (And Minnie!)

    December 10, 2019

    Prairie Fire is happy to have a new Editor and team member: Carolyn Gray! Read More…

  • Glitter & Fall: A Gala Poetry/Music Recital

    November 19, 2019

    Di Brandt is having a gala, which will feature her work written as Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate. We featured some of this writing in our fall issue. If you’re interested in attending an evening of beautiful poetry set to music and voice, on November 25th, read on! Read More…

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