The Ontario Poetry Society
~ The Ultra Short Poetry Competition 2023 ~
Open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada only
First Prize $100 - Second Prize $75 - Third Prize $50 - Fourth Prize $25
Plus 40 Judge's Choice Awards
All Prize Winning Poems to be published in a chapbook anthology.
Every winner will receive one free copy of the book.
Rules and Guidelines:
Poems are to be no longer than 8 lines and no more than 8 words on a line.
Spaces between the stanzas count as lines.
Poem title & space between the title and body of the poem
do not count as lines.
All themes and styles welcome.
Poems to be typed one poem per page,
either Times New Roman or Arial #12 Font
on white letter size paper (8 ½ x 11).
Poems submitted may be previously published,
but no previous contest winning poems please.
No author ID to be anywhere on the same page as the poem, front or back.
Include a separate cover page with author name, complete mailing address,
including apt.# and postal code, tel. number
and e-mail if possible and poem title(s) or first line(s) if no poem title(s).
Contest Deadline: Submissions to be postmarked
on or before July 31, 2023
Contest Entry Fee:
$10 for up to 5 poems
Additional poems $2 each
There is no limit to the number of submissions per poet.
Send submissions with payment to
The Ontario Poetry Society,
#710 - 65 Spring Garden Ave.,
Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9
Enclose a #10 s.a.s.e. for the winners list
You will also receive a $1 coupon to be used for a future T.O.P.S. contest
Contest results will be posted on our website at
Contest Judge is Becky Alexander (2022 First Prize Winner)