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2015 CBC Poetry Competition now open!

Send us your original, unpublished works of poetry (between 400 and 600 words) and you might win the following:


To find out how to submit, visit the CBC Poetry Prize page.

Deadline: June 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Please note that the CBC Poetry Prize can be awarded to one poem or a suite of poems. Whichever one you choose, please make sure your entire submission falls within the 400 to 600 word count (excluding titles).

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