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Call for Submissions! The Walrus Poetry Prize is Now Open!

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From our friends at The Walrus

Submissions are now Open for the 2016 Walrus Poetry Prize!

The Walrus Foundation announced today that the the fifth annual Walrus Poetry Prize, judged by The Walrus poetry editor Damian Rogers and celebrated poet Hoa Nguyen. The Hal Jackman Foundation generously supports this $5,000 prize.

Rogers will narrow the list of submissions to a shortlist of five poems, from which Nguyen will select the $4,000 winner. On October 3, the five finalists will be unveiled online at http://www.thewalrus.ca/poetry-prize, where, until October 26, readers can vote for their favourite poem. The Readers’ Choice winner will receive $1,000.

Both the Walrus Poetry Prize–winning poem and the Readers’ Choice Award–winning poem will be announced on December 6, and the poems will appear in the January/February 2017 issue of The Walrus, its website, and in the anthology for Poetry in Voice, a nationwide poetry-recitation contest for high school students.

Contest Details:

Submissions open: August 5 – September 12
Shortlist announced: October 3
Vote for the Readers’ Choice Award: October 3 – October 26
Winners announced: December 6

Visit The Walrus website for details on how to submit.