How to enter: The Canadian Poetry Association: annual poetry competition is open!

How to enter: The Canadian Poetry Association: annual poetry competition is open!

**Competition deadline January 30th 2009. For the first time you do not have to be a CPA member to submit to the contest. You must follow the guidelines if not your submission will not be accepted. No email submissions.

We offer 3 cash prizes or equivalent, 1st 2nd & 3rd (amount dependent upon quantity of submissions; view ‘FAQ’ on website) with up to 10 Honorable mentions. Winning poets will have their work published on the Internet and, depending on the number of entries. Entries will be blind-judged by two people: a poetry publisher, and a poetry editor or published poetry author. Judges are to be determined; all judges are CPA Members in Good Standing, publishers, or editors.

Entry fee: $25 ; 5 poems –
(Canadian poets, please pay in Canadian dollars. U.S. and International poets, please pay in U.S. funds.)

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked by January 30th 2009.

Competition rules:

a. Please submit your best poem or your five best poems (depending on the registration fee you choose.)

b. Poems must be in English; original and unpublished; typed, single space, on 8-1/2 x 11 white paper; no more than 48 lines in length.

c. Your name must not appear on your entry. Please include a separate page that contains your name, address, e-mail, titles of entries, line length of entries, and a brief two-sentence biography.

d. Poetry submitted by CPA: annual poetry competition judge(s) are not eligible.

e. All entries are to be mailed in. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Entries will not be returned.

f. The CPA along with River Bones Press requests first electronic and print rights to publish winning poets' works on the Internet and in an anthology. Copyright will revert back to the poets after publication.

g. A list of winners will be posted on the CPA Blog and on the CPA Official Website

h. Winners will be notified by April 2009. The top three winners agree to submit a two- or three-line biography and a picture of themselves (optional) for publication on the web. All winners agree to have their poems published in a possible anthology and on-line at

9. Please send your poem(s), cover letter, and a cheque or money order, payable in Canadian or U.S. funds and made out to "Canadian Poetry Association," to:

Canadian Poetry Association
Annual Poetry Contest
311 Elmwood Dr. Suite 4-212
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

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