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Room Magazine’s 2023 Poetry Contest

September 15, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT

$35 – $55

Our 2023 Poetry Contest is now open!

FIRST PRIZE: $1,000 + possibility of publication in Room
SECOND PRIZE: $250 + possibility publication in Room
HONOURABLE MENTION: $100 + publication on Room’s website

DEADLINE: September 15th, 2023

2023 Judge: John Elizabeth Stintzi

John Elizabeth Stintzi is a writer, cartoonist, and editor who grew up on a cattle farm in northwestern Ontario. Their work has been awarded the 2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, The Malahat Review’s 2019 Long Poem Prize, the Sator New Works Award, and has been shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award and the Raymond Souster Award. JES is the author of the novels My Volcano (longlisted for the Brooklyn Public Library’s Book Prize for fiction, and named a book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and the New York Public Library) and Vanishing Monuments, as well as the poetry collection Junebat. They are currently at work illustrating their first graphic novel: Automaton Deactivation Bureau.

Entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Room, beginning with issue 46.4.

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September 15, 2023
11:59 PM EDT
$35 – $55
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