Competition/Award/Prize Opportunity Post

Opportunity type:  Competition

For:  Poets

Deadline: 15/05/24

Rewards:   $20,000 CAD + publication in the Montreal Prize anthology

Location Eligibility: Worldwide

About this opportunity

The Montreal International Poetry Prize is committed to encouraging the creation of original works of poetry, to building international readership, and to exploring the world’s English’s.


The Montreal Prize awards one prize of $20,000 CAD to a poet for a single poem of 40 or fewer lines. A jury of internationally reputed poets and critics selects a shortlist of approximately 60 poems, from which a judge chooses one winner. The shortlist is published in The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology.


  • 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. 
  • Each entry must be an original, unpublished poem of 40 or fewer lines.
  • Entries may be on any topic.
  • Entries must be written in English.

Entry Fee

Regular entry (from competition opening to 1 May 2024): $20 CAD 
Late entry (from 2 to 15 May 2024): $25 CAD
Additional entry: $17 CAD for every additional entry

How to Apply

    Apply using the link: Montreal Poetry Prize

    All questions regarding this award should be sent to


    May 15 2024

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