PRISM international contest winner: Erin Frances Fisher

That’s right, I couldn’t wait any longer to let it out. I found out last week that I’ve not only been shortlisted but won PRISM international‘s competition. Expect a formal announcement from them any day now.

The judge for this year was John K. Samson, a member of The Weakerthans and founder of independent publisher Arbeiter Ring Publishing. Besides that, he’s championed both Miriam Toew’s novel A Complicated Kindness and Heather O’Neill’s novel Lullabies for Little Criminals on CBC’s Canada Reads. I am totally ebullient about this; my brain just might float out. Both of those novels are on my shelf and Miriam Toews is reading here in May.

What this means: Erin Frances Fisher is getting published. It also gave me a much needed moral boost, and some concrete place to tie my both hopes of being a real writer, and my buoyant brain.