Cynthia Sharp is the City of Richmond’s 2019 Writer in Residence. She is a full member of The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers’ Union of Canada and on the executive of the Federation of British Columbia Writers. She’s featured at Word Vancouver, The Simon Fraser University Reading Series, Spoken Ink, Words on Fire in Port Alberni, Poesic Fest in Denver, the Writers Read Series in Toronto and other literary events through North America. Her work has been published and broadcast internationally and is used in classrooms in Canada, the U.S. and Scotland. Poems from her book Rainforest in Russet can be found in journals such as CV2, Lantern Magazine and untethered, among others.
Trevor Carolan’s work includes many books of non-fiction, poetry, translation, and anthologies, as well as journalism and interviews. He served as literary coordinator for the XV Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, and has been Coordinator of writing and publishing programs at the Banff Centre. He has also worked as media advocate on behalf of Aboriginal land claims and Pacific Coast watershed issues. A former elected Councillor in North Vancouver, he holds a PhD. for studies in Literature, Ecology and ideas of the Sacred in International Relations. His documentary film Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World features appearances by many distinguished eco-writers. He teaches English and Creative Writing at University of the Fraser Valley, and is Co-editor of Pacific Rim Review of Books. His eco-lit collection Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World received a Best American Essays Citation in 2013. More at: www.trevorcarolan.com
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Guidelines: We do not accept previously published poems. The maximum number of lines for a single poem is fifty. Poems must be attached in PDF format, typed, with no name or address appearing on the same page as the poem. A separate cover letter must be included, in the body of the email, that lists your name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as the title of the poem(s) for clarification and the dollar amount paid along with the Paypal confirmation number (or cheque number & details). Poems can be of any theme or form as long as they do not exceed the fifty line maximum. All rights return to the poet after publication. This contest is open to poets world wide.
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We do not accept previously published poems. The maximum number of lines for a single poem is fifty. Do not include your name on the same page as the poem. A separate cover letter must be included that lists your name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as the title of the poem(s) for clarification and the dollar amount included. Only one copy of the cover letter is needed. Please do not use staples. Do not send an SASE, the winners list will be published online. Poems can be of any theme or form as long as they do not exceed the fifty line maximum. All rights return to the poet after publication. This contest is open to poets world wide.
Mail submissions to: Pandora's Collective
(Poetry Contest Submission)
5505 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5W 2S3
Cheques should be payable to "Pandora’s Collective".
Please remember to label the envelope "Poetry Contest Submission". Thanks.
1st Place Winner
Things in the Water We Cannot See by Chelsea Comeau (New Westminster, B.C.)
2nd Place Winner
In a Kobe Suburb by Alan Girling (Richmond, B.C.)
3rd Place Winner
Yggdrasil by Bill Arnott (Vancouver, B.C.)
Temosin by Leslie Timmins (Vancouver, B.C.)
Ticker Tape and Marching Parade by Bill Arnott (Vancouver, B.C.)
Unfortunately we did not receive enough submissions in the teen category this year. The poems that were submitted have been moved into the 2020 contest to be judged next year.
Fran Bourassa is a poet and contributing writer to numerous anthologies, including Breaking the Surface, the North Shore Writers Anthology, and most recently, Alive at the Centre, the Pacific Poetry Anthology and the acclaimed Force Field – 77 BC Poets edited by Susan Musgrave. Fran has won numerous writing contests, including at the Vancouver International Writers Festival, North Shore Writers Festival and Shuswap Writers Festival. She has been published in Literary Magazines including Sub- terrain. Fran gives writing workshops and hosts Word Whips, a monthly writing series for Pandora’s Collective at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver.
Jude Neale is a writer, poet, flash fiction author, opera singer, educator, editor and mentor. She was a finalist for the Canadian Pat Lowther award which recognized her for A Quiet Coming of Light. She is well known both nationally and internationally for her imagistic work. Her fourth book. Splendid in its Silence, was published in London, England. Jude and Bonnie Nish co authored their most recent collection, Cantata in Two Voices and launched it this fall. Jude has a wide range of judging experience. The Surrey International Writing Festival, the Pat Lowther Award, Raymond Souster Award, The FBCW, and CAA among others. She is delighted to immerse her self in Pandora’s international poetry competition.
Pandora's Collective Annual Poetry Contest:
Winners List: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Hibernating with Words Poetry Contest:
Winners List: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest:
Winners List: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Summer Dream Poetry Contest:
Winners List: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Words on Robson Poetry Contest:
Winners List: 2006, 2005
Links to all of the previous winners pages will be available in time.
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