Poems must include at least one of the following Heart themes: Love won, Love lost, Love of family, Love of animals, Love of Humanity, Valentine poems, Bonding, Charity, Generosity, Compassion, Courage, Heart health problems, Heart wood, Broken heart, Heartache, Hard hearted, Emotions carried in the heart.
Poems not to exceed 36 lines, including stanza breaks. All styles welcome.
Deadline: December 25th, 2011
Fee: $5 for the first poem, additional poems $1 each.
Grand Prize: $100 for the best poem, plus $100 to be donated to the author’s favourite charity. Plus 18 Honourable Mention Awards. All winning poems will receive a fancy certificate, publication in a chapbook, and the winners will receive one free chapbook. On your cover page, state Charity and mailing address for the Charity of your choice. Additional copies of the chapbook will be available for $7 each (postage included).
Open to Canadian residents only. Complete rules at the the Ontario Poetry Society web page here.
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, OrangevilleGravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.