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 WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished poem or poetry collection.

WHEN: Submission period is open from April 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada

HOW: Submit online by clicking the "submit" link below. If you are unable to complete the online submission, please contact canadawrites@cbc.ca for assistance.

 A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN:The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can write a poem or collection of poems, up to 600 words in length. There is no minimum word requirement.

WHO WON LAST YEAR:  Lise Gaston won the 2021 CBC Poetry Prize for James.  You can read all the poems shortlisted for the 2021 CBC Poetry Prize here.

SUBMIT IN FRENCH: If you're looking to submit in French, you must log in to the French site at prixlitterairesrc.submittable.com

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OTHER PRIZES: The 2023 CBC Short Story Prize will open in September and the 2023 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January.

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