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Writes of Spring Deadline for Submissions (Manitoba)

March 14, 2022

For the 7th year in a row, the Winnipeg Free Press will be publishing poetry by Manitoba writers for National Poetry Month in partnership with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. As always, we’ll be taking a page from the League of Canadian Poets, which means that this year’s theme will be?Intimacy.? 

However you interpret the theme, editors Ariel Gordon and Duncan Mercredi are looking forward to reading your poems! 

Eligible writers: Manitoba poets, working in English and French. Writes of Spring is committed to a diversity of voices: emerging, PoC, urban, spoken word, Indigenous, established, rural, Black, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomer, and page poets. 

  • Submit a maximum of 5 poems, English or French, on the subject of intimacy. Each poem should be no more than 25 lines. 
  • Submit a short bio (max 30 words). 
  • Questions? Email 
  • Enter your submission materials at THIS LINK.

The DEADLINE for submissions is Monday, March 14, 2022. 

Twelve poems will be selected, and each poet will receive a $75 honorarium as well as publication in the Winnipeg Free Press on Saturday, April 23. 

Co-editors Ariel Gordon and Duncan Mercredi are looking forward to reviewing all submissions, and will provide thoughtful editorial engagement with all poets accepted into this year’s group.


March 14, 2022