Prairie Fire Magazine Is Accepting Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $250)
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Prairie Fire Magazine Is Accepting Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $250)

Prairie Fire Magazine calls for special submissions for their new issue themed Burning Up/ Burning Down. In one way or another, we were all affected by fires. Some of us lived through evacuations, devastating losses, or knew and worried for those who had/have. 

So, they are asking you to share your stories of fire, whether literal fires, metaphorical ones (lighting a fire under you, fanning the flames, acting in the heat of the moment), and spiritual ones (trial by fire, hearts aflame).

They are inviting you to stoke your creative fires on this topic and to share what you’ve forged with them. 

Submission Guidelines For Prairie Fire Magazine

  • To email your submissions, please send them to Subject: Burning.
  • You can choose to either mail or email your submissions for this issue. However, emailed submissions still need to follow the submission guidelines.
  • You can only submit a maximum of 5 poems per submission. Also, do not send more than one of each other type of submission.
  • Do not also send updated versions of pieces once you have submitted. The piece you submit is the piece they review.
  • They do not accept previously published work OR AI generated work.
  • For fiction and creative non-fiction, center the title halfway down on the first page, with your name below it. Include a word count at the top right corner of the first page and your address at the top left corner. Please , don’t forget to number your pages.
  • They are only able to notify successful applicants. All successful applicants will be contacted by the middle of December 2023 or sooner.
  • Also, please make sure and are added as ‘safe senders’ in your email. They would not want to end up in your spam folder.
  • They encourage submissions from LGBTQI2S writers, BIPOC writers, disabled writers, and all who are otherwise affected by structural inequality.
  • Once your work is accepted, you will be notified through email. You will also receive payment upon publication.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact them at

Additional Guidelines


Type your cover letter and include the following:

• Please let them know you are responding to a specific, special issue call for submission.

• A two- or three-sentence biographical statement (with your pronouns).

• Your full mailing address, e-mail address and phone number.

• The title(s) of the piece(s) you are submitting.

• The genre of the piece(s) you are submitting (poetry, fiction, non-fiction).

• Let them know if you are just starting to send out your work.


  • Prairie Fire will only accept original, previously unpublished work.
  • They do not accept work that utilizes AI (artificial intelligence), algorithmic, machine-learning, or computer-generated text of any sort.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but, if it gets accepted, you have to notify them immediately.
  • Your submission should be typed (double-spaced) on one side of the page only, but poetry may be single-spaced.
  • There should be left and right margins of at least 1.25 inches, and top and bottom margins of at least 1 inch on your manuscript.
  • Each page of poetry must contain your name and address at the top left.
  • For fiction and creative non-fiction, centre the title halfway down on the first page, with your name below it. Include a word count at the top right corner of the first page and your address at the top left corner. Make sure your pages are numbered.
  • Maximum word count for Fiction and Non-Fiction is 10,000 words.
  • Please do not send multiple submissions simultaneously.



  • Use 8.5 x 11–inch standard white bond paper.
  • Do not staple the pages together (paper clips are permissible).
  • Include an e-mail address for notification, or a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for the return of the manuscript or for notification.
  • Submissions from outside Canada are accepted but must include an e-mail address, international reply coupons, or Canadian postage for notification.

    Prairie Fire Press Inc.
    423 – 100 Arthur Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3

Author Rights

Prairie Fire magazine buys First North American Serial Rights Only. Rights are reassigned to the author upon publication. Payment is made following publication and includes one (1) free contributor’s copy*.

They reserve the right to refuse payment for work that proves to have been previously published elsewhere, or that turns out to have been plagiarized.

Pay Rates

Prose: $0.10 per word.

Poetry: $40 per poem.

Short fiction, excerpts from longer works: maximum fee $250.

Articles, creative non-fiction, editorials, essays, memoirs: Maximum fee $250.


Submission deadline is on November 10, 2023. 11:59:59PM.

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