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PANDORA'S COLLECTIVE - ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST 
Now accepting email submissions and Paypal.

Deadline: January 15, 2015
Winners announced February 15, 2015

Entry Fees: 
Adults - $5/poem (or 5 poems for $20)
Teens (14 to 19) - $4/poem (or 5 poems for $16)
Children (13 and under) - $3/poem (or 5 poems for $12)

Prizes: 
Adults - 1st: $100 & publication, 2nd: $50 & publication, 3rd: publication.
Teens - 1st: $75 & publication,  2nd: $35 & publication, 3rd: publication.
Children - 1st: $40 & publication, 2nd: $20 & publication, 3rd: publication. 

Contest Judges: Christine Leclerc and Jen Currin

Christine Leclerc
 is a Vancouver-based author and activist. She is the author of Counterfeit (2008) and Oilywood (2013) as well as being an editor of portfolio milieu (2004) and The Enpipe Line: 70,000+ km of poetry written in resistance to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal (2010). Leclerc is University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program graduate whose poetry, fiction and essays have appeared internationally. She is a Communications Manager by day and has been known to lead community theatre at corporate headquarters and occupy oil rigs at sea

Jen Currin
 
has published four collections of poetry, most recently The Inquisition Yours, which won the 2010 Audre Lorde Award, and School (Coach House, 2014). She teaches creative writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.








Guidelines - Email Your Submission & Pay with Paypal:  
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 the age category for your submission, your name, address, telephone number and/or 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. This contest is open to poets world wide. 
Email submissions to: contest@pandorascollective.com



Guidelines - Mail Your Submission & Pay with a Cheque: 
We do not accept previously published poems. The maximum number of lines for a single poem is fifty. Entries must be in triplicate (please divide poems into three piles), typed, with no name or address appearing on the same page as the poem. A separate cover letter must be included (only one copy of the cover letter is needed) that lists the age category for your submission, your name, address, telephone number and/or email address, as well as the title of the poem(s) for clarification and the dollar amount included. 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 made out to Pandora’s Collective and please remember to label the envelope as a "Poetry Contest Submission". Thanks.



To view the winning entries from our previous poetry contests please click here.