The Ontario Poetry Society
The Sparkle and Shine Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest -

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Members' Poetry







Open to Everyone

1st Prize: $100 2nd Prize: $75 3rd Prize: $50
and 3 Honourable Mention Awards of $25 each
plus 18 Judge’s Choice Awards
plus all winning poems to receive a fancy certificate
and 1 copy of the anthology for each poem selected for the collection
- Prizes paid in Canadian dollars only -

Poems to be about fame, glitz and glamour,
poems about astronomy, astrological poems, horoscopes,
space travel, silver and gold coins or body or face paint, fireworks,
poems about fashion, celebrations, parties, star-struck poems,
poems about prisms, poems about shooting stars or falling stars,
poems about polishing shoes, glass, leather, furniture, silverware & tea services,
famous people poems such as actors, singers, politicians,
sports figures and authors and gem poems, such as diamonds, rubies,
emeralds, etc., whether in a natural setting or in a jewelry setting

Rules and Guidelines:
All styles welcome, Max. length per poem is 36 lines and
the spaces between the stanzas count as lines. Poems may be previously
published, but no previous contest winning poems

Blind Judging:
No author ID to be anywhere on the same page as the poem
Include a cover page with author’s name, address, telephone # and e-mail
(if possible) and poem title(s) OR first lines of the poem(s) if no title(s)

Contest Fee:
1 poem for $2 or 3 poems for $5
There is no limit to the number of submissions
Make cheques payable to The Ontario Poetry Society

Contest Deadline is July 15th, 2014 Postmark Date

Send entries to:
Attn: I.B. Iskov
The Ontario Poetry Society
#710 – 65 Spring Garden Ave.,
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6H5

Enclose a #10 s.a.s.e. for winners list and receive a $1 coupon towards a future contest

Contest Judge is Jan Wood

Winners will be announced on T.O.P.S. website