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Our Mission Statement: To provide a poetry-friendly place for everyone.

Membership in TOPS

carries many benefits which include:

Verse Afire our tri-annual newsletter, includes members’ poems,
articles on the craft, contests, markets, member news, chapbook reviews,
event information, plus a whole lot more.

TOPS hosts poetry reading events around the province,
contests, poetry anthology projects and lots of opportunities
to meet and get to know more about your fellow poets.


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~ CURRENT EVENTS ~
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Springtime Soiree - TOPS in Cobourg - May 3, 2015

Poetry at the Blossom Festival - May 23rd & 24th

Writing Workshop - July 12, 2015

London Open Mic Poetry Group & T.O.P.S. - Aug. 16, 2015

The Autumn Harvest Poetry Gathering - Oct. 25, 2015

~ ANTHOLOGIES ~

The EnCompass Anthology Series - Read about EnCompass I, II & III

The Literary Gourmet Revisited - Nov. 30, 2015

Latchkey Lyricality Anthology - March 15, 2016

~ CURRENT CONTESTS ~
Go to Contest page for more contests

Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

The Saving Bannister Poetry Contest - May 31, 2015

The Fool for Poetry Chapbook Contest - May 31, 2015

The Poeteer Award - May 31, 2015

antigonishreview Contest June 1 2015

The Picture Perfect Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest _June 30, 2015

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards - July 1, 2015

The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Contest - July 31, 2015

Eden Mills Literary Contest - Deadline: July 31, 2015

Food for Thought Contest - Sept 30, 2015

The Ultra Short Poem Contest - Oct. 30, 2015

Open Heart 10 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2015

Clean as a Whistle Poetry Contest - March 31, 2016
~ COMPLETED CONTESTS / ANTHOLOGIES ~

Mindshadows Anthology - March 15, 2015 - Closed

Clean as a Whistle Contest - March 31, 2015 - Winners List

its only love collection - Feb. 14, 2015 - Closed

Open Heart 9 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2014 - Winners List

The Ultra Short Poem Competition - Oct. 2014 - Winners List

Food for Thought Contest - Sept. 30, 2014 - Winners List

The Sparkle & Shine Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest - July 15, 2014 > Winners List

Arborealis Prize for Poetry Contest 2014 > Winners List

The Shades of Imagery Poetry Contest - Jan. 2014 < Winners List

Open Heart 8 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2013 < Winners List

The Ultra Short Poem Competition - Oct. 30, 2013 > Winners List

The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Contest - 2013 > Winners List

The Sparkle and Shine Contest - 2013 > Winners List

Lemon Tradewinds - Annual Anthology for 2013 < Closed

Double Your Pleasure Poetry Contest - 2013 >Winners List

2010 Winner - Ted Plantos Memorial Award - Mark D. Dunn

The I.B. Iskov Make-A-Chapbook Foundation - 2010 Recipient - Don Stabler

I.B. Iskov Receives Honorary Life Membership in TOPS
Bunny Iskov Wins Rave Award
TOPS Member Opens Writer's Retreat


Platinum Poet Tree Series
Perfect Bound Books by Beret Days Press


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The Ontario Poetry Society Mandate
The Ontario Poetry Society was founded to create a democratic organization
for members to unite in camaraderie, friendship, emotional support and
encouragement in all aspects of poetry, including writing, performing and publishing.