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McNally Robinson Booksellers and Prairie Fire Writing Contests

thu30novAll DayMcNally Robinson Booksellers and Prairie Fire Writing ContestsCategoryMultiple categoriesCanadaEntry Fee$34 Max word count5000 (fiction and non fiction); 150 (poetry) Top Prize$750

Event Details

The McNally Robinson Booksellers & Prairie Fire annual writing contests are on NOW! By entering our contests you have a chance to win:

  • Cash prize
  • An invitation to THIN AIR either in-person or virtually (produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, subject to festival funding)
  • Publication in Prairie Fire‘s summer issue

With your contest submission you’ll receive a one-year subscription to Prairie Fire, so if would like to start reading Prairie Fire as soon as possible, you can send in your entry today!

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.


All Day (Thursday)



Entry Fee


Max word count

5000 (fiction and non fiction); 150 (poetry)

Top Prize


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