may, 2020

15may1:00 am1:00 amMontreal International Poetry PrizeInternational Entry Fee: $20
Max word count: 40 lines
Top Prize: $20,000

Event Details

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 Prize has been awarded four times since 2011.

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 70 countries.

Entries may be submitted from anywhere in the world. All Entrants shall be of the age of majority in their legal jurisdiction of residency at the time of entry submission.

The jury will choose approximately fifty poems for publication in the Montreal Prize anthology.

The management of the Prize has recently been transferred to the Department of English at McGill University.

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