Spring 2020Volume 41, No.1, Spring 2020
Volume 41, No.1
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...
Reminder: Emailed submissions ends June 30th
June 23, 2020Just a friendly reminder that on June 30th, we will be shutting down emailed submissions. We will still be accepting mailed submissions, however.We will consider re-opening emailed submissions again in the fall, but we need a break. We have received more submissions in the past two and a half months than we normally do in a year, which is great to see but…that’s a lot of reading! We’re going to need a few months to dig ourselves out!So if you are planning on emailing us a submission, you have a week to get it to us.Enjoy your summer, everyone! Happy writing!
Congratulations to Di Brandt & JL Lori!
June 16, 2020
A big ol’ congrats to Di Brandt and JL Lori for their National Magazine Award 2020 wins!
Di Brandt took gold in the poetry category for her poem “River People” which appeared in Prairie Fire 40.3.
JL Lori received an Honourable Mention for her creative non-fiction piece “East Vancrowver” which also appeared in Prairie Fire 40.3.
Well done to both authors!
Living in a House on Fire Deadline (Slightly) Extended!
June 4, 2020
We are extending the deadline for “Living in a House on Fire” until Sunday, June 7th at 11:59pm. We have had some interest in a deadline extension, and (sorry, everyone) but we are on a tight turn around for this issue and cannot extend the deadline any further. We can give the weekend, though!
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
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
(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
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!
Tickets go fast, so don’t wait to purchase!
Warm up your hatchet throwing arm & we’ll see you at the Fort!