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CBC Poetry Prize

CBC Poetry Competition now closed

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce the opening of the third and final competition in the 2011-2012 CBC Literary Prizes cycle: Poetry!

The CBC Poetry Prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition. You have until May 1st to submit.  

Reminder: there has been a change to this year’s competition. The word count is now between 400 and 600 words, and this does not include titles (to read how we verify word count, please visit our FAQ).

The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her poetry published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be awarded a writing residency at The Banff Centre's Leighton Artists' Colony 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 poetry will be published here on the Canada Writes website. 

So get cracking, Canada. You have two months!!

Good luck!!


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