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Prairie Fire A Canadian Magazine of New Writing 289

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About

Prairie Fire is a magazine that looks like a book. Each issue is loaded with stories, poems and articles. It's a great way to read the latest from your favourite authors long before their next book is published. Prairie Fire is perfect-bound, handsomely printed, has eye-catching covers, and makes a welcome addition to your home library. Prairie Fire's editors are committed to quality. That's why we choose work chiefly because of its excellence. The writing in Prairie Fire may be by renowned authors like Jake MacDonald, Margaret Sweatman or Miriam Toews, or it may be by a talented newcomer being published for the first time, but it will always be good, solid writing that will engage your mind and delight your spirit. Prairie Fire's editors enjoy variety. That's why we publish a wide range of writing including poems, stories, personal essays, and interviews. We publish the winners of our annual writing competitions. Prairie Fire's readers' interests are among our top priorities!

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 1978

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
No OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article ArticleUp to 10,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 10,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
No OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
No OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Prairie Fire Submission Statistics

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Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest Charges fees for all submissions
Prairie Fire Creative Non-Fiction Contest Charges fees for all submissions
Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2021
Last Checked: 17 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 13 Oct 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 25 Mar 2006

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