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Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest

New Deadline for Received Submissions: Friday, May 1, 2020

Cash prizes total $1,600

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  1. Residency: All entrants must be Canadian residents or landed immigrants.

  2. Poems: Poems must be titled, previously unpublished, and typed in black ink one per page on 8.5 x 11-inch white bond paper. Poems are not to exceed 50 lines in length, including the title. Space between title and any paragraph are counted as one line. So please count these lines carefully. Do not put your name on the pages your poems are typed on. This is a blind judging contest and the judge will not know your name.

  3. Entry Identification: The cover page containing your name, address, telephone number, email address and Poem Title(s), an e-transfer for $10.00 per poem submitted.

The NEW FINAL RECEIVED SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE is Friday, May 1, 2020. To help with the “stay at home” precaution and making any unnecessary visits to post office for you and me, HENCEFORTH WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING ONLINE SUBMISSIONS WITH E-TRANSFER PAYMENT TO mybrydges@yahoo.ca

By entering the contest, you are giving first Canadian rights for publication in the anthology of winning poems. You are free to market your poem(s) in other places but inform them if it has appeared in this anthology. First ($300), Second ($200), and Third ($100) place winners. Eight prizes of $75 each will be awarded for the honourable mention category. Eight prizes of $50 will be given for the Judge’s choice. Decision of the Judge is final. All those chosen by the Judge to be included in the anthology will receive a certificate and a complimentary copy of the anthology. The judge may break up a line if it is too long to fit the anthology chapbook format.

Send contest email queries to David Brydges, administrator at mybrydges@yahoo.ca.