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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.


Get to know us
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~ CURRENT EVENTS ~
Go to Events page for more events

See 2016 Member of the Year Award Winner

The Love of Poetry Gathering, Toronto, Feb 12, 2017

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

Open Heart 11 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2016
Transitory Tango - Anthology - March 15, 2017

Submissions: the fieldstone review

~ CURRENT CONTESTS ~
Go to Contest page for more contests

Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

Whistler Independent Book Awards

Faith in Canada - The Mitchell Prize for Poetry

The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Contest - June 30, 2017

~ COMPLETED CONTESTS / ANTHOLOGIES ~

The Epic Proportions Poetry Contest - Sept. 30, 2016 - Closed
Blue Mesa Review Contest - August 31, 2016 - Closed
The Picture Perfect Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest _Sept 30, 2016 - Winners
Fire and Sky Anthology - Sept. 12, 2016 - Closed
Memory and Loss Anthology - June 15, 2016 - Closed
Malahat Review's Far Horizons Poetry Award - May 1, 2016 - Closed

The Poeteer Award Members only - May 31, 2016 - Closed

Arborealis Poetry Contest - May 31, 2016 - Winners

CBC Poetry prize contest - May 31, 2016 - Closed

The Banister Poetry Anthology - May 31, 2016 - Closed

Latchkey Lyricality Anthology - March 31, 2016 - Closed

Clean as a Whistle Poetry Contest - March 31, 2016 - Winners

Open Heart 10 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2015 - Winners

The Ultra Short Poem Contest - Oct. 30, 2015 - Winners

Food for Thought Contest - Sept 30, 2015 - Winners

The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Contest - July 31, 2015 - Winners

The Picture Perfect Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest _June 30, 2015 - Winners

The Poeteer Award - May 31, 2015 - Winners List

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

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


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.