ENCW Resources

Pandora’s Collective International Poetry Contest

Open for submissions until January 15, 2020. It’s one of the most affordable poetry contests available, with adult, youth and children’s categories: http://www.pandorascollective.com/poetry-contest.html?fbclid=IwAR378uYDsxRtGyeRO6s-CNvqlda8J6DEpNVupDsH15qnKxCVcDkGeLN7GWU 

 Deadline: January 15, 2020

Winners announced March 1, 2020

Entry Fees: $5/poem (or 5 poems for $20)


1st: $100 & publication, 2nd: $50 & publication, 3rd: $25 & publication.

Publication is for one year, on the Pandora’s Collective website.

This year’s judges are Cynthia Sharp and Trevor Carolan:

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.

Please enter digitally: http://www.pandorascollective.com/poetry-contest.html?fbclid=IwAR378uYDsxRtGyeRO6s-CNvqlda8J6DEpNVupDsH15qnKxCVcDkGeLN7GWU

 Scrivener Creative Review Call for Submissions

Scrivener Creative Review was founded in 1980 in Montreal, Quebec as a Canadian literary review. Based out of McGill University, our review has expanded over the years into a publication of international scope, showcasing original English-language poetry, prose, and short fiction, as well as art, illustrations, and photography.

Our review has a long history of presenting the work of such established figures as Leonard Cohen, Louis Dudek, Seamus Heaney and Margaret Atwood alongside that of emerging younger writers, and we encourage writers and artists of all levels of experience to submit their work.

We are currently accepting poetry and prose, short fiction, and visual art. Our deadline is January 31, 2020.