About Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire is an award-winning Canadian journal of innovative writing that is published quarterly by Prairie Fire Press, Inc. Each issue is a fresh, vibrant mix of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction by our most celebrated writers and the hottest new voices of our emerging writers. It consistently features solid writing that will engage your mind and delight your spirit.

In a typical issue you will find a wide range of writing, including excerpts from a work-in-progress, a thoughtful essay or memoir, literary humour, lots of poetry and fiction, and sometimes something more experimental.

Prairie Fire has been publishing imaginative, provocative, exceptional, worthwhile writing for over 45 years, making it one of Canada’s oldest literary magazines.

Prairie Fire Press, Inc. is located in Treaty One Territory, the home and traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), and Dakota peoples, and in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Our drinking water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, in Treaty Three Territory.

Our Roots

Prairie Fire magazine was founded in 1978 as Writers News Manitoba. This ’zine completed its transition to a literary journal in 1983, at which time the name was changed to Prairie Fire. The Manitoba Writers’ Guild published Prairie Fire from 1983 to 1989. The current publisher, Prairie Fire Press, Inc., was established in 1989.

Our Mission

The objective of Prairie Fire Press, Inc. is to publish, present and review new high-quality literary work by emerging and established writers, and to provide an educational platform for dialogue amongst writers, readers, educators and the broader community.

Our Vision

Committed to its belief in the inherent value of the arts, Prairie Fire Press, Inc. engages and inspires its audience by providing a space for vital cultural exchange. We serve our regional, national and international audiences and our local community by publishing exceptional literary writing and by collaborating in innovative arts projects and community outreach programs.

“Prairie Fire is one of the best produced magazines in the entire country…really well edited.” —DAVID ARNASON