Call for Submissions: 50 Over 50 (Submission Closed)

**Note: We received over a THOUSAND submissions to this issue. Therefore, we will not be able to send out notices to everyone. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will however, post when everyone who we were able to accept for the issue has been contacted on our website, and social media.**

Prairie Fire is giving centre stage to women writers fifty and over! This special issue is a celebration that honours and recognizes the enormous contribution of living Canadian women writers, who have helped shape CanLit and continue to do so. 

If you are a woman, aged fifty and over, have at least one published piece of writing (literary journals, non-literary journals, writing group publications, anthologies, books, etc… we’re really not picky on this point.) and live in Canada (or lived a substantial amount of your life in Canada) then we want to see your unpublished work, as we compile this mosaic of new writing to be released in fall of 2024. 

This special issue, tentatively called “50 Over 50” will be guest edited by Katherine Bitney, poet and one of the founders of Prairie Fire Press.

Submission Deadline: Submission now closed. Thank you to all who submitted!

Guest Editor: Katherine Bitney

Born in England, Katherine Bitney grew up in Saskatchewan and has spent most of her life on the Canadian prairies. She is a founding member of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and Prairie Fire . Katherine Bitney is author of four books of poetry, and a collection of essays, and has collaborated as librettist on a choral piece, Cantus Borealis, with composer Sid Robinovitch, which was premiered by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in April, 2011. She has worked as editor, mentor, creative writing instructor, and arts juror for over 35 years in Manitoba, and holds an MA in Religion from the University of Manitoba. Katherine Bitney lives, gardens and writes in Winnipeg.