Entries are now open for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. The winner of the prize will receive a cash prize of CA $20,000 (approximately US $19,500 or GBP £ 12,900). The prize is open to original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines long. Entrants can be from anywhere in the world and do not need to be previously published poets.
In order to be eligible, the entered poem must never have previously been published (including on the internet) and must not be submitted for consideration for any other prize or publication. All entries must be primarily in English, though the inclusion of a few non-English words or phrases is acceptable.
Entries will be judged by the prize’s editorial board. A total of fifty poems will be selected for publication in the prize’s anthology. From these fifty the prize judge will select the winner of the CA$20,000 prize. The judge for the 2013 prize is Scottish poet Don Paterson.
All entries must be accompanied by an entry fee. The discounted early entry deadline is March 31 2013 . The final entry deadline is May 15 2013.
Click here for further details on how to enter.