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General Advice

In order to find out what our editors are looking for, it’s a good idea to read back issues of Prairie Fire before submitting your work. Prairie Fire publishes literary, not commercial writing. Check recent issues and our website for information about special submission procedures, calls for submissions, contests, or to subscribe.

If you are a beginning writer, study your craft. Learn from good writers, and consult them before you submit. You can also find Prairie Fire in many libraries and, if you live in an area where you can’t find a copy at your local bookstore, you can order a back issue from us.

Like most magazines, Prairie Fire has a standard set of submission guidelines. Following these guidelines will ensure that your writing is sent directly to the appropriate editor. This speeds up the evaluation process, an arrangement that benefits both you and our editors.

Prairie Fire receives hundreds of submissions every year in each genre. Because of the high volume of submissions, our editors are not able to comment on work being returned.

The editors meet several times per year. Generally, the response time takes 3-6 months. If you have waited longer than this for a reply, please feel free to query us.

If your work is accepted, you will be notified and paid upon publication. Please see our contributor rates for details. We buy First North American Serial Rights and First Digital Publication Rights only. After publication, copyright reverts to the author.

Detailed guidelines for general submissions (guidelines for contests are somewhat different, so please check our contest information). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at prfire@prairiefire.ca.

We look forward to receiving and reading your work!

Send submissions to:
Prairie Fire Press, Inc.
423-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3