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The Moth Nature Writing Prize submission deadline

September 15

The Moth Nature Writing Prize aims to encourage and celebrate the art of nature writing. It will be awarded to an unpublished piece of prose fiction or non-fiction or poetry which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world. The prize is open to anyone over the …

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Poet Laureate of Ontario application deadline

September 15

The Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie), also referred to as the “Gord Downie bill,” honours the late poet and lead singer of popular Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, who passed away in October 2017. The Legislative Assembly of Ontario has started the process of inviting nominations for a Poet …

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HELD Magazine first issue submission deadline

September 15

HELD is an online artistic and literary journal that aims to explore how all systems are interconnected, interdependent, and ever-evolving. The theme for HELD's first issue is The Meaning of Making Meaning: Systems in Revolt, Systems in Renewal. The magazine seeks writing and art that champions hybridity, intersectionality, and the blending of multiple creators toward …

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2020 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize submission deadline

September 15

Cave Canem is pleased to announce that Cave Canem fellow Mahogany L. Browne will judge the 2020 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, an annual prize dedicated to the discovery of exceptional chapbook-length manuscripts by Black poets. This year, the entry fee for the competition will be waived for all submissions. The prize is …

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30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

August 1 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

With the aim of exploring the initiative to broaden poetry among human beings in their gravest hour, fighting the fear, the pandemic and death, and conduct a refreshing dialogue between poets, artists, academics, scientists and the laureates of the Alternative Nobel Prize in order to elucidate new avenues on the unresolved problems of human society, …

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Tell It Slant Poetry Festival 2020 (online)

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival (formerly the Amherst Poetry Festival) is a free event that celebrates the poetic legacy of Emily Dickinson and the contemporary creativity of the Pioneer Valley and beyond. This year’s Festival will be held remotely, and will take place September 14-20, 2020. Admission to all Festival events is free, but …

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Swivelmount by Ken Babstock publication date

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Swivelmount’s concerns – the collapse of subject and world, eros and law, knowledge and bafflement – gain new urgency as Ken Babstock fiercely reimagines and reassembles the remnants into a viable order. At the core of their kinetic imagery is a freefall into mourning, but also a faith in others: a Babstock poem is the …

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Wordfest 25@25

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

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Calgary's Wordfest is turning 25 this year. They were planning an ambitious live festival in September to celebrate their anniversary, featuring 25 authors in 25 events. But everything is different now. So they’ve decided to try something different. Something that could ONLY happen online: a series of genuine connections that add up to a kind …

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7:00 pm

Annick MacAskill Murmurations Book Launch (online)

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This online event is q book launch and reading for Annick MacAskill's new poetry collection, Murmurations (Gaspereau 2020). The event also features readings by fellow Halifax poets Jaime Forsythe, Nanci Lee, and Sam Sternberg, and is hosted by Andy Verboom. Learn more here.

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