The Ontario Poetry Society
We Celebrate the Poet in You

About TOPS








Members' Poetry


Ted Plantos Dedication






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.

Get to know us
Just click around this site using the navigation bar on the left

Go to Events page for more events

Cobourg Poetry Festival - April 10-11-12, 2015

Springtime Soiree - TOPS in Cobourg - May 3, 2015


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

its only love collection - Feb. 14, 2015

Mindshadows Anthology - March 15, 2015 - Extended to March 31st

Go to Contest page for more contests

Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

Clean as a Whistle Contest - March 31, 2015 - Extended to April 30th

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

Food for Thought Contest - Sept 30, 2015

The Ultra Short Poem Contest - Oct. 30, 2015

Open Heart 10 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2015


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

Free Guestbook from Free Guestbook from

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.