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The Ontario Poetry Society Presents
The Mystical, Whimsical Poetry Chapbook Competition
Open to Everyone

First Prize $100 - Second Prize $75 - Third Prize $50
Plus 7 Judge's Choice Awards $25 each
Plus 13 Honourable Mention Awards

All cash prizes paid in Canadian funds
All 23 prize winners receive a fancy certificate
Plus one copy of the anthology per poem published in the book
(i.e.: Should the prize winner have 3 winning poems, he or she will receive 3 anthologies)

Rules and Guidelines:
Poems to be no longer than 36 lines
Spaces between the stanzas count as lines
All styles welcome
Themes include poems about ghosts and hauntings, spirit guides, Halloween, fairies, wood sprites, astral travel poems,
moonlight dancing, fortune telling, amulets, spells and lucky charms, dragons, witches and wizards, pre-cognitive dreams,
superstitions, folk lore, angels and arch angels, demons and devils, and poems about portals to the "other side"
No heaven/hell poems and no religious poems
There is no limit to the number of submissions
Poems may be previously published, but not have previously won a contest prize

Blind judging:
No author information to be anywhere on the same page as the poem, back and front
A separate cover page must be included with author name, complete mailing address,
phone number and e-mail, along with a vertical list of poem titles (first line if no poem title)
Poems to be in #11 Arial or #11 Times New Roman

Entry fee:
One poem for $5 or 3 poems for $10

Deadline:
Poems to postmarked on/or before February 28, 2018
Enclose a #10 s.a.s.e. for the winners list & receive a gift of a $1 off coupon for another T.O.P.S. contest
Send your submission plus entry fee payable to
The Ontario Poetry Society,
#710 - 65 Spring Garden Ave., Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9
Contest Judge is Clara Blackwood