Winter 2023-2024, Volume 44, No. 4

This issue features the 2023 Anne Szumigalski Memorial Lecture by Joshua Whitehead called "On Paranoid and Reparative Writing" as well as scenes from Dale Lakevold & Darrell Racine's play "She-She Quois Rattle"! Plus all the fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry you expect from Prairie Fire. New work by Deborah Schnitzer, Scott Randall, Elana Wolff & more!

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Update: 50 over 50 Issue News

When we set out to do this issue, we had no idea of the response it would receive. We are pleased (and a little overwhelmed) to say we received OVER A THOUSAND submissions to this issue. With this huge amount of writers, we have had to change the way we originally...

UPDATE: Writers Contacted for Burning Up/ Burning Down

We have now contacted everyone we can accept for Burning Up/ Burning Down. If we have not contacted you, we would like to thank you for submitting and encourage you to try us again in the future.

Annual Donor Campaign Prize Package Winner Selected!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our annual donor campaign! The winner of this year's prize package has been contacted. We truly appreciate all of your donations, big or small, or even just kind words. You all are the best.

Burning Up/ Burning Down Update

Hi everyone! We just wanted to let you know, we're running a little behind and acceptances will be sent out early to mid-January instead of mid-December. Also, introducing our guest editor: Sue Goyette! Sue Goyette lives in K'jipuktuk (Halifax) and has published nine...
Bleeding Light by Rob Benvie

Bleeding Light by Rob Benvie

Content warning: gun violence in a school (there are dark themes and drug use throughout, but the most shocking, triggering event is a school shooting that is mostly averted but could be very triggering) Rob Benvie is the author of two previous novels, Maintenance and...

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Update: 50 over 50 Issue News

When we set out to do this issue, we had no idea of the response it would receive. We are pleased (and a little overwhelmed) to say we received OVER A THOUSAND submissions to this issue. With this huge amount of writers, we have had to change the way we originally...

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2023 Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to our 2023 contest winners and a big 'Thank You' to our judges, Bertrand Bickersteth, Jeanette Lynes & Conor Kerr! You can check out a preview of the winning pieces by clicking here.

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