Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry

Snare Books is pleased to announce the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. The prize will be awarded annually to the best poetry manuscript by an emerging Canadian writer (a writer who has published two books or less). Each year the winning manuscript will be selected by an established poet in co-operation with Snare Books. This year's judge is Darren Wershler-Henry. The winner will receive a trade paperback contract with Snare Books which will include the publication of the manuscript and a $500 honourarium. The deadline is January 31, 2007.

Each entry must be accompanied with a business size SASE and an entry fee for $30.00 Canadian. Please make all cheques payable to Livres Snare. No cash please.

About Robert Kroetsch:

One of Canada's most celebrated literary artists, Robert Kroetsch is without a doubt Canada's most important postmodern writer. His novels, poetry and theory have consistently been benchmarks for literary innovation in Canada. He won the Governor General's Award for his novel, The Studhorse Man, and in 2004, he was made an officer of the order of Canada. Snare Books is proud to honour his literary legacy through the establishment of the annual Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.

For More on Robert Kroetsch please visit:

The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry
c/o Snare Books
#1A 4302 St. Urbain Street
Montreal QC
H2W 1V5

For more information check out or email jon [dot] fiorentino [at]

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