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Submissions Open for Montreal International Poetry Prize


Submit your latest poem, or your next one, to the Montreal International Poetry Prize! The 2022 competition is open for submissions. The prize is $20,000 and the final deadline is 15 May.

Each entry must consist of 40 lines or fewer. All entries must be original and previously unpublished. Multiple entries per poet are welcome.

Fees: $20 CAD regular submission by 1 May / $25 late submission by 15 May / $17 for every additional entry

The Montreal Prize recognizes the craft, design, and aesthetic value of the stand-alone poem. It emphasizes the occasion of the poem as one of wonder and insight. The competition is a not-for-profit initiative designed to build new rooms in the house of contemporary poetry – for creativity, community, and close reading. It is open to poets from around the world and embraces the diversity of poetic cultures and world Englishes.

An international jury of prominent poets will select a shortlist of approximately sixty poems.These will be published in The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology 2022 and on the Montreal Prize website. The winning poem will be selected from these finalists by this year’s distinguished judge, Lorna Goodison.

To submit your work, please visit our submission platform.

For more information, visit www.montrealpoetryprize.com.