Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Diana Brebner Prize
Prize: $500 Judge: to be announced

Arc: Canada's National Poetry Magazine invites emerging Ottawa writers to be recognized for their talent through a special award for poets who have not yet been published in book form. The prize is named in honour of the late Diana Brebner, an award-winning, Ottawa-based poet who was devoted to fostering literary talent among new local writers.

Entry fee is $14 for up to two poems and includes a one-year subscription to Arc, beginning with the Winter 2008 issue, for yourself or a friend. (If you already have a subscription, you can give your new one-year subscription to a friend. Please include their mailing address.) All cheques or money orders should be made out to the Arc Poetry Society. You can now pay by credit card or paypal as well as by cheque or money order through Arc Magazine's Poetry Stand. Length of each poem must not exceed 30 lines (including spaces).

Entrant's name, address, e-mail, or phone number must not appear on the poem, but on a separate sheet of paper that also lists the titles of the poems entered. Entrants must be residents of the National Capital Region and not have yet published their poetry in book form. No simultaneous submissions or previously published poems will be accepted. Judging is blind. The winner and one honourable mention will be published in Arc's winter 2008 issue. Arc will host a public reading for both poets in December 2008. Winners will be notified by October 20, 2008. Results mailed only to entrants who enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or emailed to those who provide an email address. No e-mail submissions will be accepted. No entries will be returned.

Deadline: received by September 30, 2008
Privacy Notice: Unless you indicate otherwise, Arc may share addresses of entrants to the 2008 Diana Brebner Prize with similar literary magazines or related organizations for promotional purposes. If you would like your address information kept private, write "Please don't share my address" near your address information on the sheet you include with your submission. Your request will be honoured.

For more info contact Sandra Ridley at contests [at] arcpoetry [dot] ca

Send entries to:

Diana Brebner Prize
Arc: Canada's National Poetry Magazine
P.O. Box 81060
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1P 1B1

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