The Ontario Poetry Society
~ Latchkey Lyricality - A Canadian Poetry Anthology ~

About TOPS










Ted Plantos Dedication






Latchkey Lyricality - A Canadian Poetry Anthology
Keith Inman - Editor/Compiler
Kate Kitchen - Illustrator

All members of The Ontario Poetry Society are invited to participate in our annual anthology of poetry.

This collection will feature your poetry on themes offering both highs and lows of life including

poems about keys (either the kind that open doors or the kind that make music), childhood experiences,
including times gotten into trouble when the parents were away, poems about music, poems about
things that are locked (doors, cages, vaults, safety boxes, minds), poems about things that are unlocked
(doors, cages, vaults, safety boxes, minds), poems about feeling boxed in, thinking outside the box or
escaping the box of cultural expectations and limitations (for people with a disability or lifelong illness
(invisible handicaps, shut-ins, visible and invisible minorities, gender-based expectation boxes,
poems about first time unlatching the door to a new experience, trying a new hobby, sport, craft or job,
poems about lack of freedom, poems about too much freedom, freedom song poems, poems
about loneliness, about being alone, being home alone, poems about abandonment, separation
and divorce, optimistic poems, humourous poems, poems about magicians, magic tricks,
poems about shamans, traveling medicine men, allusion and illusion poems and limericks,
poems about finding someone or something lost, poems about mysteries (either solved or unsolved).

No foul language, no lewdness, and no heavy slant on religion.

Poems may be in rhyme and/or in free verse. Poems may be previously published, as long
as the author (you) hold the copyright. Kindly include any publishing credits, previous poetry
prizes, etc., at the bottom of the page for the respective poem(s). Poems are not to
exceed 70 lines, including stanza breaks.

Each member must submit a minimum of 5 poems and a maximum of 10 poems.
Kindly make sure your name is neatly printed on the top left hand corner of your poem.

Each member is guaranteed to have a minimum of 2 short poems
or 1 long poem that needs two pages in the book.

Kindly 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 31, 2016.
Estimated date of publication is August 31, 2016.

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. Kindly make your payment payable to
The Ontario Poetry Society.

All participants in this project will receive a designer bookmark as a thank you gift.

Please note our anthologies are sold out very quickly. To avoid disappointment,
kindly order as many books as you know you'll need. These anthologies
make perfect birthday and holiday gifts.
After publication, copies will be $30 each.

Kindly send poems, Bio Information Form and payment to:

The Ontario Poetry Society,
#710 - 65 Spring Garden, Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9.
Kindly put "Anthology Submission" on the front of the envelope.