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Monday, February 6, 2012

Canada Writes Poetry Competition!

Canada Council for the Arts Announces Poetry Competition!

Win $6,000!
Competition opens: March 1
Deadline to submit: May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Do you write poetry? This competition is for you!

This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition. All Canadians can participate.

The competition is blind. A jury composed of well-known and respected Canadian authors will select a 1st place winner and 4 runners-up.

The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her story published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be awarded a two-week residency at The Banff Centre's Leighton Artists' Colony (details about the residency here), and will be interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers.

The 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes website.

Submissions to the poetry category must be between 400 and 600 words.

Full rules and regulations available soon at www.canadacouncil.ca/writing The servers were down this morning, so they ruled might be posted by the time this publishes.
Good Luck!

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