Open to original, unpublished, poems or poetry collections between 400 and 600 words written by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

All works that have published in print or on the Internet, including self-published works, as well as works that have been broadcast or delivered in front of a public audience, are considered previously published and are therefore not eligible for the competition.


Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $6000, publication, and a 10 day writing residency at the Banff Centre

  • Additional Information: $1000 for four runners up


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