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Lesley Strutt Poetry Contest

August 10, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT


The Lesley Strutt Poetry Contest is an annual LCP Summer Lovin’ Contest that awards $500 for the single best poem submitted to our judges. This contest is open to all poets (professional, emerging, and first-time) in Canada, and is run each summer in memory of poet and friend Lesley Strutt.

Submissions Guidelines

This contest accepts poems in English, French and Innu-Aimun

Open to all poets (professional, emerging, first-time, etc.)

Submit one (1) poem per submission.

Please submit poetry that is unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

This annual contest has an entry fee of $5 per submission. If you are unable to pay the contest fee, please send email to

Multiple submissions are accepted, but the entry fee of $5 applies to each individual submission.

Eligible to Canadian poets, poets living and working in Canada, as well as Indigenous, Inuit and Métis poets who may not identify as Canadian but live in the region known colonially as Canada.


August 10, 2023
11:59 PM EDT
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