Call for submissions: New $50,000 poetry competition
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
The Montreal International Poetry Prize will award $50,000 for a single poem in any style and in any English dialect. Besides drawing attention to new poetry with the prize, our purpose is to gather entries from around the world and publish an annual global anthology of contemporary poetry - something curiously missing from our cultural environment.
To reflect its global perspective, the Montreal Prize has assembled an editorial board of accomplished poets from Australia, Canada, England, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Nigeria, Northern Ireland and the US. These poets will select 50 poems for the competition's shortlist, which will be published in a unique global poetry anthology, representing the very latest work from around the world. From these finalists, Andrew Motion will select the winner of the prize.
The international nature of our advisory board is a further expression of our global mission and includes Ben Okri, Don Paterson, and Jeet Thayil, to name a few.
As the Montreal Prize is a grassroots non-profit in its first year, we're appealing to people interested in promoting poetry to help spread the word about our project. So we’re hoping that once you’ve had a look at our website at http://www.montrealprize.com, you’ll consider informing your students and colleagues about this ambitious, fun and hopefully inspiring new project for poets everywhere. You can also find out more about us here at the Australian, here at the Huffington Post or here at Poets & Writers.
The early entry deadline for the competition is April 22. If you're interested in helping us to spread the word about our project, we also have a printer-friendly poster with further information to post or pass along at your discretion.
If you have any questions about the Montreal Prize, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Director | Montreal International Poetry Prize 4721 Rivard | Montreal, QC | H2J 2N5 CANADA Tel | +1 514-845-4267 E | firstname.lastname@example.org