How to participate
*POETRY PRIZE NOW OPEN! Deadline to submit: May 1, 2014. **
WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection. The entry must be between 400 and 600 words.
WHEN: Competition opens: March 1, 2014. Deadline to submit: May 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET
WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.
HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the "submit" link below or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.
A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
THE PRIZE: 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, and will be interviewed on CBC Radio.
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.
More from the Prizes:
James Scoles receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and his prizewinning poem “The Trailer” was published in the October edition of enRoute Magazine. James will also receive a two-week residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony.
The four runners-up, who each received $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts are:
- Cassidy McFadzean of Regina, SK for "On Naming and the Origin of Pity"
- Pamela Porter of North Saannich, BC for "Borealis"
- Robin Richardson of Toronto, ON for "Sit How You Want, Dear; No One's Looking"
- Alison Smith of New Germany, NS for "Bluegrass Meteorology"