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The Ted Plantos
Memorial Award


The Ted Plantos Memorial Award was established to provide financial support to new poets and emerging writers.  If you are planning to publish your poetry in a full collection or even in a chapbook, and need the money to finance the cost of submissions, (photocopies, disks, envelopes, postage stamps), kindly send a letter of request, along with 5 to 10 samples of your poetry and a S.A.S.E. (self-addressed stamped envelope) to:
The Ontario Poetry Society,
#710 – 65 Spring Garden Ave.,
Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9
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Kindly include a covering letter with your name, address, phone number and e-mail, along with a brief c.v. (list of where your poems have been published in magazines, literary journals, etc.), and mention you are applying for the grant.

The recipient will receive a cheque for $100 and a fancy certificate.There is no age barrier.  Anyone can apply, as long as they don't have a full collection of their poems previously published, even self-published.  This award is offered to poets who live and/or work in Ontario only.  In exchange for financial support, the recipient will acknowledge the financial assistance of The Ontario Poetry Society, by placing a sign at the launch stating:  "The Ontario Poetry Society has generously contributed to the successful completion and celebration of ( title of book ) and underneath ( your signature )" 

As well, the recipient agrees to display any literature The Ontario Poetry Society provides, such as Organization Brochures, Contest Flyers and Event Announcements, at any promotion venue of their poetry book.

The Ontario Poetry Society reserves the right to refuse any sponsorship to any poet whose work does not meet the standard of propriety and workmanship in the writing.

Application Deadline is August 31st of each year.