15 May 2022
Who may enter?
Entries may be submitted from anywhere in the world. All Entrants shall be of the age of majority in their legal jurisdiction of residency at the time of entry submission.
The prize is run by the Department of English at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
The Montreal International Poetry Prize was founded and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2010 by the poet and critic Asa Boxer, with the help of Peter Abramowicz and Len Epp. It sponsors a crowd-funded biennial competition, awarding one prize of $20,000 to one poet for a single poem.
The Montreal International Poetry Prize has become a truly global competition, supported by its international jury of award-winning poets from North America, the Caribbean, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, and Uganda, and with participants from more than 100 countries.
Each entry must be an original, unpublished poem of 40 lines or fewer.
Entries may be on any topic.
Entries must be written in English.
This year’s judge is Lorna Goodison.
Regular entry (from competition opening to 1 May 2022): $20 CAD
Late entry (from 2 to 15 May 2022): $25 CAD
Additional entry: $17 CAD for every additional entry
The winner will receive $20,000 CAD (approx. 15.900 USD).
How to enroll?
For further information visit the official competition website.