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AWARDS

LITERARY

CBC Poetry Prize

Canada Council for the Arts

Deadline:

May 31, 2021

End of Day

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books.

Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

You may submit an unpublished poem or collection of poems, up to 600 words in length.

There is no minimum word requirement. The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize.

Submissions are read by a panel of established writers and editors from across the country. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.


The 2022 CBC Short Story Prize will open in September. The 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January.

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