Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Prairie Fire Press in conjunction with McNally Robinson Booksellers is hosting its annual poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction contests at the end of November 2007. We would greatly appreciate it if you would include the following information in any newsletters or bulletins that you might have circulating.

Janine Tschuncky
Operations Coordinator

2007 Writing Contests.
3 contests.
$6,000 in cash prizes.

1. Bliss Carman Poetry Award (1-3 poems per entry, maximum 150 lines). The Poetry first prize is in-part donated by the Banff Centre for the Arts who will also award a jeweller-cast replica of poet bliss Carman's silver & turquoise ring to the first prize winner. Judge: Barry Dempster
2. Short Fiction (one story per entry, maximum 15,000 words). Judge: Bill Gaston
3. Creative Non-Fiction (one article per entry, maximum 5,000 words). Judge: Mark Anthony Jarman
1st prize $1,250, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $250, in all categories

Contest Rules Entry fee $27 (per category). This entitles you or your designate to a one-year (4 issue) subscription to Prairie Fire. Make cheque or money order payable to Prairie Fire and enclose with your entry. Deadline for all contest entries: November 30, 2007

Do not identify yourself on your entry. Enclose a cover sheet with your name, address, telephone number, the title(s) of your piece(s), and word count (prose) or line count (poetry) along with your entry fee. No faxed or e-mailed submissions please. Your entry must be typed on 81/2" by 11" white paper and the pages clipped, not stapled. Prose must be double spaced. Entries will not be returned. If you wish to be informed of contest results, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Each piece must be original, unpublished, not submitted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition for which it is also eligible to win a prize. You may enter as often as you like; only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription. Winning pieces will be published in Prairie Fire magazine, with authors paid for publication.

Send entries to: Prairie Fire, 423-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 - Phone (204) 943-9066 - http://www.prairiefire.ca
2007 Prairie Fire Press - McNally Robinson Writing Contests Bliss Carman Poetry Award - Judge: Barry Dempster, Short Fiction - Judge: Bill Gaston, Creative Non-Fiction - Judge: Mark Anthony Jarman. $6,000 in prizes. First prize in each category $1,250, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $250. Deadline: November 30, 2007.
For information contact: Prairie Fire Press, 423-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3. Phone: (204) 943-9066, E-mail: http://by119fd.bay119.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?curmbox=mfINd&a=63f68b54059974c1a522f6a0d060766b7dbdf7cbd27410bcea9634238a63c2de&mailto=1&to=prfire@mts.net&msg=EEA27785-C9AE-4674-8EE6-A940649EDBA4&start=0&len=6597&src=&type=x, or check out our web site for guidelines at http://www.prairiefire.ca/ -- Prairie Fire Press, Inc. 423-100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3 Tel.: (204) 943-9066 Fax: (204) 942-1555 http://by119fd.bay119.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?curmbox=mfINd&a=63f68b54059974c1a522f6a0d060766b7dbdf7cbd27410bcea9634238a63c2de&mailto=1&to=prfire@mts.net&msg=EEA27785-C9AE-4674-8EE6-A940649EDBA4&start=0&len=6597&src=&type=x http://www.prairiefire.ca/

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