28 May 2015

I'm judging the Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest, deadline June 1

I was asked this year to judge something called The Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest, and I said sure. I mean, I asked them a lot of questions, and then I said sure.

The deadline is June 1. Here's a bit of what it's all about:

With the goal of recognizing and developing unpublished Canadian poets, the prizes for the three winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners) of the Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest will include:

• the publication of their contest winning poetry on this contest website;

• a listing of their names in the November issue of Quill & Quire, Canada's Magazine of Book News and Reviews; and

• private online mentoring sessions with the contest judge (valued at $1,000, shared among the three winners).

Previous judges have included Catherine Graham, Shannon Bramer, and Catherine Owen, so I'm in pretty good company.

Another thing I like about this contest — and I don't often like contests — is that there is no entry fee.

Here's how to enter!

Over and out.