HOME
The Ontario Poetry Society
Rain on the Brain Contest

About TOPS

Executive

Branches

Members

Events

Contests

Projects

Newsletter

Members
Poetry


Awards

Ted Plantos Dedication

Bookstore

Sponsors

Links

Join

Contact



For Members Only

First Prize - A One Year FREE Membership
Second Prize - $25
Third Prize - $10

PLUS up to 24 Honourable Mention Awards
PLUS All prize winners receive a fancy certificate.
All prize winning poems will be published together in a chapbook.
Contributors will receive 1 free chapbook for every poem included.

Rules and Guidelines:
All the words listed below must be used in the poem in any order. Do not change
the words themselves. They must be used exactly as they are listed. For example,
where a plural is on the word, your usage of that word must be pluralized. Any word
that does not have an "s", "ed" or "ing" must be used without those word endings.

branch ........ ranch
bunion ........ union
goats ........ oats
marchers ........ archers
taunts ........ aunts

Max. length per poem is 36 lines & the spaces between the stanzas count as lines.
Poem title does not count, nor does the space between the title
and the first line of the poem. All themes and styles welcome.
Poems missing any of the above words or having used any of the above words incorrectly
by adding an "s", "ed" or "ing" or leaving off the letter "s" where stipulated, will be automatically disqualified.
Max. 3 poems per poet to be submitted.

Blind Judging:
Author's name must not appear anywhere on the same page(s) as the poem(s),
back or front. Attach a cover page with author's name, complete mailing address,
phone number and e-mail (if possible) and a vertical list of poem titles
or first lines (if no titles).

Deadline:
Entries to be postmarked on/or before April 30th, 2020.

No Entry Fee.
Send your submissions to
Attn: I.B. Iskov, Contest Coordinator,
The Ontario Poetry Society
#710 - 65 Spring Garden Ave., Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9.

Contest Judge is Maureen Korp