Vallum Poetry Contest Extended to August 31, 2017

Poets who want to submit to the annual contest sponsored by Vallum have until August 31, 2017 to get in their entries.

Vallum is a contemporary poetry journal published biannually in Montreal. The magazine and contributors have won some of literature’s highest honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, Pushcart Prizes, the Griffin Poetry prize, the Governor General’s Award, and National Magazine awards.

The judge for 2017 is poet Nicole Brossard, who has been shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and twice won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. In 2016, she won a Pushcart Prize for poetry published in Vallum.

The entry fee is $25. All entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Vallum.

Poets may submit from one to three poems of up to sixty lines each. First prize is $750 plus publication. Second prize is $250 plus publication.

You can see full details here.

Maeve Maddox writes about popular culture, English usage, and education. Her most recent books are WORD RAGE, a guide to peaceful coexistence as American English-speakers, and THE FABERGE FLUTE, a cozy mystery set in 1980s London.