Best New Poets in Canada Series Contest!

Are you an emerging Canadian poet with a 48-60 page manuscript that you want to get published? Do you dream of being recognized as one of Canada’s best new poets? Quattro Books proudly introduces our “Best New Poets in Canada Series” Contest. Until January 31st, send us the best 5 poems from your manuscript, for the chance to be part of our newest national poetry anthology series!

Ten finalists will be shortlisted and invited to submit their full manuscripts. Three winners will be selected and published in the premier edition of our annual “Best New Canadian Poets” anthology series launching in the Fall of 2018!

Submission guidelines:

We invite diversity and excellence. If you have a chapbook-to-manuscript-length collection of 48-60 pages of poetry, submit five poems from your manuscript, to a maximum of ten pages.

The poems should be in 12 Font, New Times Roman, with up to 40 lines per page.

Poets should be Canadian citizens or hold permanent resident status. Only poets who have yet to publish a full book of poetry are eligible. Previous publication of single poems in journals, magazines, anthologies or online is acceptable. Simultaneous submissions are not acceptable, however, our finalists will be announced March 1, 2018.

No Fee Required

Mail submissions to:
Quattro Books
Best New Poet in Canada Contest
180 Pickering Street
Toronto, M4E 3J8

Submissions should be post-marked no later than January 31st, 2018.

Questions? Send us an email, with “Best New Canadian Poets” in the title:

6 Responses to Best New Poets in Canada Series Contest!

  1. Donna Singleton says:

    I was just hoping they could be emailed .

    • Quattro says:

      Hi Donna,
      Unfortunately, they have to be mailed to us. As long as the date stamp is by or on January 31, it will be eligible. Thank you.

  2. Bonnie Beldan-Thomson says:

    Good afternoon,

    I’ve been gearing up to send my “best” five poems to your Best New Canadian Poets contest but as I was re-read your site I have a problem. Although January 31, 2018 is the deadline listed at the top, the bottom says December 31, 2017. Would this be two separate contests or a typo or am I just out of luck?

    If I do submit them, do I put my name and contact information on a separate paper or as a header for each poem?

    • Quattro says:

      Hello there – sorry for the confusion. The deadline is January 31, not Dec. We missed that and have corrected it. Yes, that’s correct, place your contact info on a separate page, not on the pages containing the poems. Regards, Sonia

  3. john says:

    bullshit, the winners were supposed to be Announced Feb 1st.
    now thats basically the deadline?

    • Quattro says:

      Hello John, when we changed the deadline, we changed the announcement date. It was necessary in order to actually read all the entries properly. The announcement will be made by March 1. Regards, Sonia

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