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.


  1. I’m so proud of you, Erin! Way to go!! (Can hardly wait to read the story.)

  2. Erin Fisher

    Since posting this I’ve realized that it’s possible that people outside my immediate circle of friends and family (namely other short-listers who’ve googled the entire list (as we all did)) might read this and…well, I have guilt about pre-posting PRISM. Sorry! New to this, still.

  3. Erin Fisher

    Thanks peeps! Looking forward to reading your stories in Fiddlehead and Prism