Poetry contest open to all

Poetry Institute of Canada has announced its 20th annual open poetry contest

The Poetry Institute of Canada has announced its 20th annual open poetry contest, for the fall of 2013, offering cash and other prizes for  poets.

Any poet, previously published or not, may enter this contest and be a winner.  The contest is open to all poets of any age.  Any subject or style of poetry or prose poetry is acceptable, and there is no entry free.  New and unpublished poets are encouraged to send in their work.

The poem should be original and consist of 24 lines or less.  As well as the opportunity to win a cash prize, the best poems received will be published in a beautiful, hard cover anthology of verse.

To enter, send one original poem only, to: Open Ages Poetry Contest (N), PO Box 44169 – RPO Gorge, Victoria, BC, V9A 7K1.  Or you can email your poem to: poetryinstitute@shaw.ca.  Include your name, age and address on the same page as the poem.  Poems must be typed or neatly written.  Entries must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2013, which is the closing date for entries.

They also have a creative writing contest, for short stories, essays, anecdotes (fiction or non-fiction).  This contest is restricted to those 18 years and older.  Send in an account of your recollections, memories, grass roots experiences, or amusing incidents.

Writers, previously published or not, may enter this contest and be a winner.  New and unpublished writers are encouraged to send in their work.  Any subject or style is acceptable, and there is no entry fee.  The work must be original and typed or neatly hand written.  Your name, age, and address must be included on the front page of the work (one entry per person).  Work should be no longer than 850