Open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada
Golden Grassroots Chapbook Award
$50 & 50 Free Chapbooks & A Fancy Certificate
Plus the chapbook will be advertised for one year on T.O.P.S. website
Five Honourable Mentions
will be awarded a Fancy Certificate Each
receive one copy of the winning chapbook collection
Manuscripts of 24 poems accepted.
Poems may be previously published, but not previously have won any contest
prizes or awards.
The chapbook can be one long poem or a variety of different poems.
Maximum line length per poem is 35 lines.
The spaces between the stanzas count as lines.
Line width should be restricted to 55 characters & word spaces.
Chapbook page size is 8.5 high x 5.5 wide.
Manuscript to be submitted on plain white paper
(8.5 x 11) with one poem per page.
The poems need to be in the order of appearance in the chapbook.
Poems must include a front page index showing only the chapbook title
and the poem titles in the order you desire.
Poems need to be printed on only one side of a sheet.
Do not send any pictures or artwork or biographical information.
The winner can provide these things, as well as the publication credits
previously published poems in the manuscript, once the contest is closed.
No Author I.D. to be anywhere, front or back, on any part of the submission.
Include a separate cover page with author name, address, phone number
& e-mail (if possible), as well as a chapbook title & listing
of poem titles.
$15 for the first manuscript. Additional manuscripts are $10 each.
There is no
limit to the number of submissions per entrant.
Chapbooks will be printed on 24 lb. paper, colour card stock cover
and black ink. An
I.S.B.N. will be provided and 2 extra copies will be
sent to the National
Library of Canada for their Archives.
A chapbook launch will be arranged within Ontario.
winner live out of town, it is up to them
travel and accommodations in the city or
town for the
book launch, at their own expense.
Can be purchased by the winner for $4 each.
Entries to be postmarked on or before July
31, 2011. (extended)
Include a #10 s.a.s.e. (self-addressed stamped envelope) for the winners
Manuscripts are not returned, unless a larger envelope is enclosed with
Contest Judge: Lynn Tait ---
The Ontario Poetry Society,
#710 65 Spring Garden Ave.,
Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9
author retains all rights to his/her poetry.
Poetry Society is granted one time
publish the work in the chapbooks.