PRISM International is excited to announce that we are increasing the first-place prizes for our Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction writing contests! PRISM made this decision in order to equalize the prizes for our three writing contests. We believe that writers of all forms are equally important and in need of support, and we are delighted that our contests now reflect that.
Our combined prize package of $7500 is now the largest offered by a literary magazine in Canada! Winners of the Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction contests will now receive $2000 for first place, $300 for first runner-up and $200 for second runner-up. Previously, the winner of the Poetry contest received $1,000, and the Creative Non-Fiction contest offered a $1,500 first prize.
This makes our Creative Non-Fiction prize the highest offered by a Canadian literary magazine, and the deadline is November 21st, 2014. The deadline for both the Fiction and Poetry contests is January 23, 2015. More details can be found online at prismmagazine.ca/contests.