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The Nelson Ball Prize submission deadline

March 30, 2020

The newly created Nelson Ball Prize is an annual award honouring the legacy of Canadian poet, publisher, and bookseller Nelson Ball (1942-2019).

The Prize runs in three-year cycles. In years one and two, it is awarded for a published work (any size)—by a Canadian poet and published by a Canadian publisher in the previous two calendar years—that features “poetry of observation,” as chosen by two volunteer judges. In year three, the Prize recognizes a Canadian who has made a significant, under-the-mainstream-radar contribution to Canadian literature, as selected by two volunteer judges.

The inaugural Prize, $1,000 and a certificate, will be awarded in 2020 to the Canadian author of a publication issued in 2018 or 2019.

Learn more here.