Open to Everyone
First Prize $150 ($75 for each author)
Second Prize $100 ($50 for each author)
Third Prize $50 ($25 for each author)
Plus 17 Honourable Mention Awards
All contest prizes paid in Canadian dollars only.
All 40 prize winners receive a fancy certificate.
All 20 prize winning poems will be published together in a chapbook.
Contributors will receive 1 free chapbook for every poem included.
Rules and Guidelines:
Poems must be co-authored by 2 poets either line by line or stanza by
All themes and styles welcome.
Poems submitted are to be unpublished and not sent elsewhere.
Maximum 36 lines per poem with spaces between stanzas counting as lines.
Only one poem per page using Times New Roman or Arial #12 font on white
8 ½ x 11 paper.
There is no limit to the number of submissions per poet pair.
Poems are not returned, so do not send the only copy of the poem(s).
No author info. to be written anywhere on the same page as the poem,
back or front.
Enclose a cover page with Poem Title (or first line if no title), author
complete mailing address for each author, including apt. # and postal
telephone number and e-mail ( if possible).
Enclose 2 #10 S.A.S.E.'s for the winners list.
If submitting from the U.S., add $2 extra for return postage
and do not put American stamps on your S.A.S.E's.
Must be postmarked no later than March 31,
$10 for up to 2 poems. Additional poems are $5 each.
Send entries with payment to:
The Ontario Poetry Society
#710 - 65 Spring Garden Ave., Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9
Contest results will be posted on our website
Contest judge: Debbie Okun Hill