The Malahat Review, Canada‚Äôs premier literary magazine, invites emerging poets from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere to enter the Far Horizons Award for Poetry. Eligible poets have yet to publish their poetry in book form (a book of poetry is defined to have a length of 48 pages or more). One prize of $1000 (CAD) is awarded. Poets contributing to The Malahat Review have won or been nominated for National Magazine Awards for Poetry and the Pushcart Prize.
The next deadline for the Far Horizons Award for Poetry is May 1, 2012 (postmark date).
This year's judge will be Mary Dalton.
Find out what our 2010 Far Horizons Award for Poetry winner, Darren Bifford has been up to: To Write a Good Poem: Chelsea Rushton catches up with 2010 Far Horizons Award for Poetry-winner Darren Bifford.
Read an interview with 2012 judge, Mary Dalton: Think of Them as a Lottery: 2012 Far Horizons Award for Poetry Judge Mary Dalton on Poetry and Contests.
Emerging poets may enter up to three poems per entry.
Each poem may not exceed 60 lines, excluding spaces between stanzas.
No restrictions as to subject matter or aesthetic approach apply.
Entry fee required:
$25 CAD for Canadian entries;
$30 US for American entries;
$35 US for entries from Mexico and outside North America.
Entrants receive a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review for themselves or a friend.
Poems previously published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere are not eligible.
The Malahat Review makes no distinction between online and print publication. Work published by an online journal, on a personal website, or in a blog is considered to be previously published.
Entrants‚Äô anonymity is preserved throughout the judging. Contact information (including an email address) should not appear on the submission, but on a separate page that also lists the title of each enclosed poem.
No submissions will be accepted by email.
No entries will be returned.
The winner and finalists will be notified via email.
Entrants will not be notified separately by letter about the judges‚Äô decisions even if a SASE is included for this purpose.
Only the winning entry will be published in The Malahat Review‚Äôs Fall 2012 issue.
The winner will be announced on The Malahat's web site and facebook page in July, 2012.
The winner will be interviewed by a Malahat volunteer. The interview will appear on our website and in Malahat lite, the magazine‚Äôs monthly e-newsletter, in September 2012.
Send entries and enquiries to:
The Malahat Review
Far Horizons Award for Poetry
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
Entrants wishing to pay by credit card may download and complete our Credit Card Payment Form then enclose it with their entries.http://www.malahatreview.ca/http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/far_horizons_poetry/info.html
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site