CBC's Canada Writes
has just announced the opening of their annual poetry competition
The rules are simple, entries must be between 400 and 600 words the Poetry Prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished poem. So ready your quills, your typewriters or your laptops. You have until May 1st to submit
That's great but what will I get for my blood, sweat and poetry tears?
First prize is a hefty $6000, made possible with the help of the Canada Council for the Arts
as well as publication on the Canada Writes
website, and in Air Canada's enRoute
magazine. What's more, the first prize winner will be interviewed by Shelagh Rogers on CBC Radio's The Next Chapter
, and a whole two week residency at The Banff Legion Centre's Leighton Artists' Colony
To top that off, $1000 will be awarded to 4 runner-up poems which will also see publication on the Canada Writes
So dial up your diction and brush up on your similes and metaphors, first prize could be yours. Best of luck.
Calling all aspiring poets.