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Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest

Deadline for Received Submissions: Friday, September 2, 2022

Cash prizes total $1,650

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  1. Residency: All entrants must be Canadian residents or landed immigrants.

  2. Poems: Poems must be titled, previously unpublished, and typed on white background with no artwork. Poems are not to exceed 50 lines in length, including the title. Space between title and any paragraph is counted as one line. So please measure these lines carefully. Do not put your name on the pages your poems are typed on. There is a blind judging contest, and the Judge will not know your name.

  3. Entry Identification: The cover page containing your name, address, telephone number, email address and Poem Title(s), an e-transfer for $10.00 per poem submitted.

The FINAL RECEIVED SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE is Friday, September 2, 2022. HENCEFORTH WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING ONLINE SUBMISSIONS WITH E-TRANSFER PAYMENT TO mybrydges@yahoo.ca

Please do not send any e-transfers in April as I am using my email for a “Poets for Ukraine” anthology chapbook fundraiser for Ukraine.

By entering the contest, you give first Canadian rights for publication in the anthology of winning poems. You are free to market your poem(s) in other places but inform them if it has appeared in this anthology. First ($300), Second ($200), and Third ($100) place winners. Eight prizes of $75 each will be awarded for the honourable mention category; nine prizes of $50 will be given for the Judge’s choice. The decision of the Judge is final. All those chosen by the Judge to be included in the anthology will receive a certificate and a complimentary copy of the anthology. The Judge may break up lines if too long to fit the anthology chapbook format.

Send contest email queries to David Brydges, administrator at mybrydges@yahoo.ca.