The Malahat Review 2013 Long Poem Prize

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the Long Poem Prize. Two awards of $1,000 CAD each are given. Poets contributing to The Malahat Review have also won or been nominated for National Magazine Awards for Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. The Long Poem Prize is offered every second year, alternating with the Novella Prize.

2013 Deadline

The deadline for the 2013 Long Poem Prize is February 1, 2013 (postmark date).

This year's judges will be: Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Dave Margoshes, and Elizabeth Bachinsky.

Read interviews with this year's judges to find out what they're looking for in a winning entry: Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Dave Margoshes, and Elizabeth Bachinsky.

Read interviews with the winners of our 2011 Long Poem Prize to see what life has been like for them post-win: Maggie Schwed and Julie Joosten.

    A single poem or cycle of poems with a minimum of 10 published pages to a maximum of 20 published pages. A published page is up to 32 lines (or less), including breaks between stanzas.
    No restrictions as to subject matter or aesthetic approach apply.
    Entry fee required:
        $35 CAD for Canadian entries
        $40 US for American entries
        $45 US for entries from Mexico and outside North America
    Entrants receive a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review for themselves or a friend.
    Entries already published, accepted, or submitted elsewhere are ineligible.
    Previous publication is considered to be any appearance in print or online, including on or in a newspaper, newsletter, magazine, anthology, chapbook, book, website, electronic magazine, personal blog, Twitter, or Facebook. Please note that even if the print run or circulation of the print publication where the work has previously appeared is small, this is still considered previous publication. No work that has been excerpted elsewhere is eligible for submission; nor is a work that has been revised since its original publication.
    Entrants’ anonymity is preserved throughout the judging. Contact information (including an email address) should not appear on the submission, but along with the title on an enclosed separate page.
    No submissions will be accepted by email.
    No entries will be returned.
    Entrants will not be notified by separately by letter about the judges’ decisions even if a SASE is included for this purpose.
    Winners and finalists will be notified via email.
    Winners will be announced on the Malahat web site and facebook page in April 2013, with the publication of only the winning entries in The Malahat Review’s Summer 2013 issue.
    Both winners will be interviewed. Interviews will be published in the magazine's electronic newsletter, Malahat lite and on our website in June 2013.

    Send entries and enquiries to:
    The Malahat Review
    University of Victoria
    P.O. Box 1700
    Stn CSC
    Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
    Telephone: 250-721-8524
    Fax: 250-472-5051

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