The 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry Invisible Publishing and Matrix Magazine are pleased to announce that the 2014 Robert Kroetsch A

       
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The 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry

Invisible Publishing and Matrix Magazine are pleased to announce that the 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry is now accepting submissions!

The winner receives a trade paperback contract with Invisible Publishing's Snare Imprint which will include the publication of the manuscript and a $500 advance.

NOTE: THIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY

The prize is awarded annually to the best poetry manuscript by an emerging Canadian writer (a writer who has published fewer than two books). Each year the winning manuscript will be selected by an established poet in co-operation with Invisible Publishing's Snare Imprint. This year’s judge is Griffin Prize winner Ken Babstock.

Ken Babstock is the author of Methodist Hatchet (Anansi 2011) and Airstream Land Yacht (Anansi, 2006) winner of The Trillium Prize for Poetry, finalist for the Governor General's Award, The Griffin Prize for Poetry, and The Winterset Award. Earlier collections include Mean, winner of The Atlantic Poetry Prize and The Milton Acorn Award, and Days into Flatspin, winner of a K.M. Hunter Award and finalist for the Winterset Prize. All three books were listed in The Globe and Mail's Books of the Year. His poems have won Gold at the National Magazine Awards, appeared widely in anthologies in Canada, The US, and Ireland, and have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Serbo-Croatian and Czech.

The deadline is January 31, 2014.

Entries can be submitted through Matrix Magazine's Submittable site.

Alternatively, you may send manuscripts to:

The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry 

Invisible Publishing's Snare Imprint

c/o Matrix Magazine

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. LB 658

Montreal QC

H3G 1M8

Each entry must be accompanied with a business size SASE and an entry fee for $30.00 Canadian. Please make all cheques and money orders payable to “Matrix Publications.” No cash please.

Or if you prefer to use PAYPAL, you may send you manuscript electronically to kroetsch2014@gmail.com and send your payment via PAYPAL at Matrix's Robert Kroetsch Award Page.

The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry Full Guidelines

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