ANNUAL PROSE & POETRY CONTEST 2021/2022
Dec 1, 2021 – Apr 30, 2022
Over $1700.00 in Prizes
1st Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $500 Sponsored by Frontenac House and AWCS
2nd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $250. Sponsored by Freehand Books
3rd Prize (Poetry and Fiction) $75.00 Sponsored by FreeFall Literary Society
Honourable Mention (Poetry and Fiction) $25.00 Sponsored by Freehand Books
All contest entries are also automatically entered into the Lynn Fraser Memorial contest for a chance to win $100.
2021/22 CONTEST JUDGE
D.A. Lockhart is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Devil in the Woods (Brick Books 2019) and Tukhone: Where the River Narrows and the Shores Bend (Black Moss Press 2020). His work has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019, TriQuarterly, ARC Poetry Magazine, Grain, Belt, and the Malahat Review among many.
His work has garnered multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. He is a Turtle Clan member of Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Lenape), a registered member of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation, and currently resides at the south shore of Waawiiyaatanong (Windsor, ON-Detroit, MI) and Pelee Island.
He is the publisher at Urban Farmhouse Press and the Poetry Editor at the Windsor Review.
CONTEST RULES 2021/22
Entry fee: $25.00 (includes one year subscription for your first entry only)*
Additional entries $5.00 (at time of original entry only)
Maximum 3000 words prose, or 5 poems per entry.
Both Electronic entries and Mailed entries must be received on or before April 30, 2022.
Only previously unpublished work may be entered. No simultaneous entries.
Prose entries must be:
Double spaced with a title
Page number at the top of each page
NO authors name on manuscript
Poetry entries must be:
NO author’s name on manuscript
Poems that run more than one page require a title and page number at the top of each page.
Mailed Submissions General Formatting page size: 8.5” X 11” , all margins: 1.5”, 12 pt Times New Roman font. Please save as pdf, doc or docx.
Please Note – Short listed entries may be selected for publication to round out the issue and will be paid the standard rate.
To download a pdf entry form to mail in your entry click here.
* out of country entrants will receive a digital edition subscription unless they wish to pay the postage.