Open to Everyone
(Go to Contest Winner
First Prize $100 - Second Prize
$75 - Third Prize $50
Plus 15 Honourable Mention Awards
Prize monies to be paid in Canadian dollars only.
All winning entries to be published in a chapbook anthology.
All prize winners to receive one chapbook for every poem included in
Rules and Guidelines:
The following words must be incorporated into the poem to be eligible
If even one word is missing or changed, the poem is disqualified.
Mandatory words must be highlighted in each poem.
Poems not to exceed 36 lines and
the spaces between the stanzas count as lines.
The poem title and space between the poem title and poem itself do not
count as lines.
~~ All styles welcome ~~
Poems to be in Times New Roman or Arial #12 Font on white letter size
(8 ½ x 11). Poems are to be unpublished and not sent elsewhere.
There is no limit to the number of submissions per poet.
No author ID to be anywhere on the same page as the poem, back or front.
Include a separate cover page with complete author information including
name, mailing address
including Apt. # & postal code, phone number with area code, e-mail
if possible, and poem title(s),
or first line(s) if no title(s).
$5 for 1 poem or 3 poems for $10
Submissions to be postmarked on or before April 30th, 2012
Send entry with payment to:
The Ontario Poetry Society
#710 - 65 Spring Garden Ave.,
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6H9
Enclose a #10 s.a.s.e. for the winners list and a $1 off coupon for
the next contest.
Do not put a U.S. postage stamp on your s.a.s.e. if from the U.S., kindly
add $1 for extra postage.
Do not send the only copy of your poem. Poems are not returned.
Contest Judge is Ronnie R. Brown
Contest results will be posted on our website at www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca