Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest submission deadline

Submit published or unpublished poems online to the 19th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. $8,000 in prizes, including two top awards of $3,000 each. Top 12 entries published online. Final judge: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier. Fee: $15 per submission of 1-2 poems.

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Studying Syntax – poetry writing class

South Bank Poetry Editor Katherine Lockton runs regular Saturday poetry writing classes online. Join South Bank Poetry for their online programme of poetry writing classes, which provide a fun, personal and accessible approach to learning how to write poetry, in a friendly environment that puts the student’s learning experience first.

This class focuses on how you can liven up your syntax and rethink the order of words.

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Focusing on Rhyme – poetry writing class

South Bank Poetry Editor Katherine Lockton runs regular Saturday poetry writing classes online. Join South Bank Poetry for their online programme of poetry writing classes, which provide a fun, personal and accessible approach to learning how to write poetry, in a friendly environment that puts the student’s learning experience first.

The class level for this session is beginner friendly. The class examines what rhyme adds to our poems and how can we use it. Should we rhyme? Is it still poetry if it doesn’t rhyme?

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Looking at the Line – poetry writing class

South Bank Poetry Editor Katherine Lockton runs regular Saturday poetry writing classes online. Join South Bank Poetry for their online programme of poetry writing classes, which provide a fun, personal and accessible approach to learning how to write poetry, in a friendly environment that puts the student’s learning experience first.

The class level for this session is beginner friendly. It asks “Is there such a thing as a perfect line of poetry? How can you control the line?” Poetry techniques taught focus on how to manipulate the poetic line.

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The Prose Poem – poetry writing class

South Bank Poetry Editor Katherine Lockton runs regular Saturday poetry writing classes online. Join South Bank Poetry for their online programme of poetry writing classes, which provide a fun, personal and accessible approach to learning how to write poetry, in a friendly environment that puts the student’s learning experience first.

This class focuses on the origins of prose poetry.

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RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers winners revealed

Established in memory of writer Bronwen Wallace, this award has a proven track record of helping talented developing authors get their first book deal. Two $10,000 prizes will be given for outstanding works of unpublished poetry and short fiction.

The prize is sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada. Due to the pandemic, the winners will be announced via a digital event in June.

Learn more here.

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers finalists announced

Established in memory of writer Bronwen Wallace, this award has a proven track record of helping talented developing authors get their first book deal. Two $10,000 prizes will be given for outstanding works of unpublished poetry and short fiction.

The prize is sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada. Due to the pandemic, the winners will be announced via a digital event in June.

Learn more here.