Ultra Short Poem Contest – (Oct 30 deadline)

The Ontario Poetry Society

  • Open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada only
  • First Prize $100 – Second Prize $75 – Third Prize $50 – Fourth Prize $25
  • Plus 36 Judge’s Choice Award
  • All Prize Winning Poems to be published in a chapbook anthology.
  • Every winner will receive one free copy of the book.

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Poems are to be no longer than 8 lines and no more than 8 words on a line.
  • Spaces between the stanzas count as lines.
  • Poem title & space between the title and body of the poem  do not count as lines.
  • All themes and styles welcome.
  • Poems to be typed one poem per page,  either Times New Roman or Arial #12 Font
    on white letter size paper (8 ½ x 11).
  • Poems submitted may be previously published, but no previous contest winning poems please.

Blind Judging:

No author ID to be anywhere on the same page as the poem, front or back. Include a separate cover page with author name, complete mailing address, including apt.# and postal code, tel. number  and e-mail if possible and poem titles) or first line(s) if no poem title(s).

Contest Deadline:

  • Submissions to be postmarked  on or before October 30, 2016
  • Contest Entry Fee:  $10 for up to 5 poems
  • Additional poems $2 each
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions per poet.

Send submissions with payment to

The Ontario Poetry Society,
#710 -65 Spring Garden Ave.,
Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9
Encl a #10 s.a.s.e. for the winners list
and you will also receive a $1 coupon to be used for a future T.O.P.S. contest
Contest results will be posted on our website at www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca

Contest Judge is George Swede

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