2022 Montreal International Poetry Prize now accepting submissions

The 2022 competition of the Montreal International Poetry Prize worth $20,000 to the winner is now open for submissions. The organisers say the final deadline is 15 May 2022. 

The Montreal International Poetry Prize is a not-for-profit, grassroots initiative centered on the art of the poem. It is open to poets from around the world and embraces the diversity of contemporary anglophone poetry. 

The submission guidelines state that each entry must consist of 40 lines or fewer and multiple entries are welcome. 

Entry fees of $20 CAD regular submission by 1 May or $25 late submission by 15 May / $17 additional entry. 

The Montreal Prize recognises the craft, design, and aesthetics of the stand-alone poem. It emphasises the space that poetry opens for insight, beauty, and wonder. 

All entries must be original and previously unpublished. The Montreal Prize supports the emergence of new poems and new poets, positioning itself close to the moment of creation, and encouraging the writing and the sharing of original works.  

To submit your work, please visit the submission platform

An international jury of prominent poets including Lorna Goodison, a major figure in world literature; Cameron Awkward-Rich, a poet and scholar of transgender theory/expressive culture and Heather Christle, the author of four poetry collections, will select a shortlist of approximately 60 poems. 

These will be published by Véhicule Press in The Global Poetry Anthology 2022 and on the Montreal Prize website. The winning poem will be selected from these finalists by this year’s distinguished judge, Lorna Goodison.

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