Prairie Fire is please to present the winning entries in our 2017 writing contests!
Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award
Judged by George Murray
First Prize: Tammy Armstrong, Shag Harbour, NS: “Old Horses Make Whisper
Second Prize: Ben Ladouceur, Ottawa, ON: “The Green Carnation”
Third Prize: Conyer Clayton, Ottawa, ON: “What you actually lost”
Honourable Mention: Patricia Robertson, Winnipeg, MB: “Questionnaire”
Judged by Corey Redekop
First Prize: Matthew Hollett, St. John’s, NL: “Darkroom, Daydream”
Second Prize: Eya Donald Greenland, Toronto, ON: “The Bath Lottery”
Third Prize: Christine Miscione, Toronto, ON: “Tessa”
Honourable Mention: Erin Pryce, Magrath, AB: “The Unsolvable Problem”
Creative Non-Fiction Award
Judged by Betsy Warland
First Place: Jagtar Kaur Atwal, Cambridge, ON: “Take Me Away”?
Second Prize: Suzanne Nussey, Ottawa, ON: “A Recent History of Fear in North America: A Memoir”
Third Prize: Marion Agnew, Shuniah, ON: “Hours of Daylight”
Honourable Mention: Robin K. Macdonald, Chelsea, QC: “Roadkill Heart”
Thank you to everyone who entered! Details on our spring contest will be announced in the spring.