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Second Time Around

Second Time Around Poetry Contest: Open to everyone
1st prize – $200 2nd prize – $100 3rd prize – $50
plus five $20 honourable mention awards, plus publication in “verse afire”
*all cash awards paid in Canadian dollars only

Poems must be previously published

Rules & guidelines: each poem to be no longer than 50 lines and the spaces between the stanzas count as lines. All themes and styles welcome. Blind judging: no author i.d. To appear anywhere on the same page as the poem. Include a separate sheet bearing poem title, or first line if no title, author name, address, phone number & e-mail (if possible) and publication credit(s) are a must.

entry fee: $5 per poem
deadline: entries to be postmarked no later than Mar. 31st,2007

send entry with cheque or pmo payable to:

The Ontario Poetry Society
31 Marisa Court, Thornhill, Ontario L4J6H9
enclose a #10 s.a.s.e. for winners list

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  1. Poems must be previously published

    Is this correct?

  2. Yes, the point of the contest is for poems that have been published to see the light of day again. The idea being if you get published in a journal, especially short-lived and never make a collection of poems, the poem can be highlighted again.

  3. OK, thank you!



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