PRISM International


PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications.

The mandate of the magazine’s website is to provide a supplement to the print edition that connects readers with the literary community through author interviews, book reviews, news about Canadian writing and publishing events, and other information of interest to our readers, many of whom are writers themselves.

Genres: Fiction; Poetry; Creative Non-fiction; Drama; Translation

Founded: 1959
Location: Vancouver, BC
Format: Print
Issues/yr: 4
Issue Price: $12.00
Subscription Price: $35.00/4 issues; $55.00/8 issues
Submissions through Submittable are preferred.

Submissions can also be sent to the PRISM Mailing Address:

Christopher Evans
Prose Editor
PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

If you have any questions about these guidelines, or a piece you’ve already
submitted, please email Christopher at

Three contests: Creative Non-Fiction, Short Fiction, and Poetry
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Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Electronic Submissions: 
Reading Period: All year
Response Time: 2 – 6 months
Payment: $40/printed page for poetry; $30/printed page for prose
More information coming soon.