- 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.
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).
- 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