- A Canadian Poetry Anthology
Katerina Fretwell, Editor/Compiler & Illustrator
All members of The Ontario Poetry Society are invited
to participate in our annual anthology of poetry.
This collection will feature your best poems on things that allude to
life's most pleasant and unpleasant situations including
The Human Body - Poems about breathing, lungs, arteries and the heart,
veins and muscles, the nervous system
including ailments that hinder physical movement.
Milestones - Poems about growth including, births, graduations, anniversaries,
birthdays, relationships, children, grandchildren, marriage, separation,
divorce, moving to a new home, city or job, poems about any kind of
evolution, whether personal or universal.
Travel - Poems about modes of transportation, on highways, rivers and
oceans, ships, trains, airplanes, automo-biles, buses, bicycles, motorcycles
and trucks, poems about bridges and rural routes, country roads, city
roads, dead end streets, back lanes and alleyways and detours. Poems
about caves, rocks and mountains, rock climbing, mountain climbing,
hiking, poems about canoes, snorkeling and scuba diving, poems about
skiing, snow-shoeing, ski-doing, sledding.
The Afterlife & The Supernatural - Poems about portals to the next
world after death, dreams about being on that never-ending road, out
of body travel.
Astronomy & Astrology - Poems about the universe, black holes, galaxies,
space travel & rocket ships, meteors and stargazing. Poems about
natal charts, birth signs and curious coincidences.
Literature - Poems about other poems and poets, novelists and novels
and poems which illustrate something which goes on forever and never
Poems may be in rhyme and/or in free verse. Poems may
be previously published, as long as the author (you) hold the copyright.
Include any publishing credits, previous poetry prizes, etc., at the
bottom of the page for the respec-tive poem(s). Poems are not to exceed
70 lines, including stanza breaks.
Each member must submit a minimum of 5 poems up to a maximum of 10 poems.
This way the editor/compiler has enough choices from your submission
to make the best selection for the book.
Kindly make sure your name is neatly printed on the top left hand corner
of your poem
and the theme of each poem is typed on the upper right hand corner of
Each member is guaranteed to have a minimum of 2 short poems or 1 long
poem that needs two pages in the book.
Fill out the accompanying Bio Information Form, as there
will be a bio section at the back of the book.
Submission Deadline: Entries to be mailed on or before March 15,
Estimated date of publication is August 31, 2020.
The Ontario Poetry Society is a registered, not-for-profit, grass roots,
democratic, poet-friendly organization.
Since we do not receive outside funding for this project, it must be
financially self-sustaining. Each submission must include payment for
at least one copy of the book. Pre-publication Offer - $25 per copy
There is no limit on the number of books you may purchase, providing
they are paid for in advance.
Prices include all taxes, postage and handling expenses. Make your cheque
or money order payable to
The Ontario Poetry Society. All participants in this project will receive
a designer bookmark as a thank you gift.
Our anthologies are sold out very quickly. To avoid disappointment,
kindly order as many books you know you'll need. These anthologies make
perfect birthday and holiday gifts. After publication, copies will be
Send poems, Bio Information Form and payment to:
The Ontario Poetry Society, #710 - 65 Spring Garden, Toronto, Ont. M2N
here to see the submission form