2021 Contest Winners Announced!

We have our winners! Thank you to judges Duncan Mercredi, Lisa Bird-Wilson & Donna Besel for making the hard choices for us. Congratulations to the winners! Click here to see the list of winners and a preview of their winning pieces
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Uncharted Territory Submissions Update

Hello! We have now contacted all successful submitters to Uncharted Territory. If you have not heard from us, and you submitted, then we regret to inform you that your work was not selected. We had about 650 people submit and cannot possibly take everyone, so if you...

Contests are now closed!

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Congratulations to PF Contributors featured in Best Canadian Series!

Congratulations to Neil Besner, Yvonne Blomer & Jenna Butler for having their pieces (originally published in Prairie Fire) included in this year's Best Canadian Essays! And congratulations to Beth Goobie, Randy Lundy & Jan Zwicky for having their poems...
Nowadays and Lonelier by Carmella Gray-Cosgrove

Nowadays and Lonelier by Carmella Gray-Cosgrove

Inspired by the people and events of her childhood in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Carmella Gray-Cosgrove’s debut story collection Nowadays and Lonelier offers searingly intimate portraits of characters who exist in the tension between holding on and letting go–of...

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2021 Contest Winners Announced!

We have our winners! Thank you to judges Duncan Mercredi, Lisa Bird-Wilson & Donna Besel for making the hard choices for us. Congratulations to the winners! Click here to see the list of winners and a preview of their winning pieces

read more

Uncharted Territory Submissions Update

Hello! We have now contacted all successful submitters to Uncharted Territory. If you have not heard from us, and you submitted, then we regret to inform you that your work was not selected. We had about 650 people submit and cannot possibly take everyone, so if you...

read more