Deadline: May 15, 2022
Entry fee: $20 CAD
About the competition
The Montreal International Poetry Prize was founded and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2010 by the poet and critic Asa Boxer, with the help of Peter Abramowicz and Len Epp. It sponsors a crowd-funded biennial competition, awarding one prize of $20,000 to one poet for a single poem.
The Montreal International Poetry Prize has become a truly global competition, supported by its international jury of award-winning poets from North America, the Caribbean, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, and Uganda, and with participants from more than 100 countries.
The management of the Prize was transferred to the Department of English at McGill University in 2019.
Terms Binding. By entering the competition, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Privacy. All personal information provided by the Entrant shall be used solely for the administration of the Montreal International Poetry Prize (the “Montreal Prize”). By providing such information, the Entrant consents to its use for such purposes.
Accuracy of Information. The Entrant guarantees that all personal information provided in his or her personal account and in the entry form is accurate. The Entrant assumes responsibility and liability for any and all consequences arising from human error, fraudulent information, and any information provided to the Montreal Prize that is inaccurate. Any false statement made by an Entrant is grounds for disqualification from the Montreal Prize.
Limitation of Liability. The Montreal Prize and its directors, officers, and employees shall assume no liability resulting from losses, delays, fraudulent claims or statements, loss or theft of any data, damage to any equipment including software, computer errors, malfunctions related to information technology, or any other errors. The Montreal Prize and its directors, officers and employees shall assume no liability whatsoever for any event, act, or situation beyond their control.
No Refund. Entries will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Age Restriction. All Entrants shall be of the age of majority in their legal jurisdiction of residency at the time of entry submission.
Topic. Entries may be on any topic.
International Entries. Entries may be submitted from anywhere in the world. Each entry must be submitted with the author’s legal name. A pen name may be added to a submission.
Length. Entries may be any length not exceeding forty (40) lines, excluding blank lines, numbered section titles, brief dedications, and epigraphs.
Language. All entries must be primarily in English. The inclusion of a few non-English words or phrases is acceptable.
Submit your entry here.