Thistles - A Canadian Poetry Anthology
Fran Figge - Editor/Compiler
Lynn Tait - Illustrator
members of The Ontario Poetry Society are invited to participate in
our annual anthology of poetry.
Ontario Poetry Society is a registered, not-for-profit, grass roots,
democratic, poet-friendly organization.
will feature your poetry on themes that affect us globally. Poems about
disease, AIDS, discrimination, persecution, racism, sexism, ableism,
ageism, child abuse, child labour,
elderly abuse, homophobia, misogyny, LGBT rights, women's rights, aboriginal
rights, human rights,
poems about war, anti-war movements, martyrs, soldiers, draft-dodgers,
peace keepers and freedom fighters.
Poems on genocide, terrorism, imprisonment, freedom of speech, counter-cultural
poems that strive for peace,
building bridges, reaching out and healing. Poems on famous people,
including world leaders, tyrants,
dictators, presidents, prime ministers, writers, artists, journalists,
heroes, doctors, nurses, teachers,
social workers, protesters, personal service workers, whistle blowers,
radical thinkers, missionaries
and activists. Poems about organizations which work for change including
The Peace Corps,
Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, UNESCO, PEN, Reporters
UNICEF, The Red Cross and Green Peace. Poems about tree huggers, anti-whaling
guerilla gardeners and poems about refugees and third world countries.
Finally, poems wanted
about global warming and on environmental issues.
No foul language, no lewdness, and no heavy slant on religion.
be in rhyme and/or in free verse. Poems may be previously published,
as long as the
author (you) hold the copyright. Kindly include any publishing credits,
previous poetry prizes, etc.,
at the bottom of the page for the respective poem(s). Poems are not
to exceed 70 lines, including stanza breaks.
member must submit a minimum of 5 poems and a maximum of 10 poems.
Kindly make sure your name is neatly printed on the top left hand corner
of your poem.
member is guaranteed to have a minimum of 2 short poems or 1 long poem
that needs two pages in the book.
fill out the accompanying Bio Information Form, as there will be a bio
section at the back of the book.
Entries to be mailed on or before March 15, 2014. <
New date: March 31/14
Estimated date of publication is August 31, 2014.
Since we do not receive outside funding for this project, it must be
Each submission must include payment for at least one copy of the book.-
$20 Per Copy
(Get 4 copies for $70.00 - $10 discount on the 4th copy)
There is no limit on the number of books you may purchase, providing
they are paid for in advance.
Prices include all taxes, postage and handling expenses. Kindly make
payable to The Ontario Poetry Society.
participants in this project will receive a designer bookmark as a thank
note our anthologies are sold out very quickly. To avoid disappointment,
as many books as you know you'll need. These anthologies make perfect
birthday and holiday gifts.
send poems, Bio Information Form and payment to:
Ontario Poetry Society,
#710 - 65 Spring Garden, Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9.
Kindly put "Anthology Submission" on the front of the envelope.