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Congratulations to Jess Taylor whose piece “Pelvis” was selected as First Runner Up for the 2021 PRISM Creative Nonfiction Contest! Congratulations also to Christina Brobby, whose story “Moon in Fragments” was longlisted for the contest! PRISM is a quarterly magazine based in Vancouver which publishes the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world.

Jess Taylor is a Tkaronto (Toronto) writer and poet. Her second collection, Just Pervs, was released by Book*hug in Canada in September 2019. Recently, Just Pervs was a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Fiction. A short story from that collection, “Two Sex Addicts Fall in Love”, was long-listed for The Journey Prize and included in The Journey Prize Anthology 30. The title story from her first collection, Pauls (BookThug, 2015), “Paul,” received the 2013 Gold Fiction National Magazine Award. Jess believes that collaboration and helping other writers is an important part of her writing practice. She recently completed work on her first novel, Play, and is dreaming up other projects. Jess is represented by Marilyn Biderman.

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