Friday, May 10, 2013

The Saving Bannister poetry contest

The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding "The Saving Bannister" 28th Annual Poetry Anthology Contest. All entries must be in English and may use any style of poetry - poets must also reside in the province of Ontario. By entering the contest, you agree to give the Canadian Authors Association - Niagara Branch first rights to publish your poem in its anthology The Saving Bannister that will be launched in the fall of 2013.

Poems must be titled, previously unpublished, not submitted for consideration elsewhere, in black, Times Roman 12 pt. print, on 8.5 x 11 inch white bond paper, one side only. Line length exceeding 44 characters may be broken at the discretion of the committee. Poems over two pages in length will not be accepted. 

On the cover page, please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, where you heard about our contest, and the titles of your poem(s). One poem per page. Do not include your name on the poem page.

Please include with your entry: (1) your poem(s): there's no limit to number of entries (2) a cover page (3) a cheque or money order: $15 for up to three poems and $4 for each additional poem, payable to Canadian Authors Association - Niagara Branch. Please mail your entry to:

Canadian Authors Association - Niagara Branch
Poetry Anthology Contest

4 Queen Street

St. Catharines, ON L2R 5

Cash awards: First place - $200, Second place - $100, Third place - $50
Deadline: May 31, 2013
More information here

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