Poetry News

New address as of May 1, 2018

We’ve moved! As of May 1, 2018, please find us at 2 Carlton Street Suite 1519, Toronto ON, M5B 1J3.


2019 National Broadsheet Contest Now Open

The League’s 3rd annual National Broadsheet Contest is open for submissions! Send us the outstanding stand-alone poem you’ve been sitting on for a chance to have your poem transformed into a hand-crafted artisanal broadsheet designed and produced by Briar Craig + $150 cash and a free one-year membership to the League! This year’s contest is being judged by D.A. Lockhart. Deadline: January 28, 2019. To view the submission guidelines, click here.


LCP Chapbook Series: Call for LGBTQI2S Poets

The League is embarking on a new quarterly chapbook publication program with the express intent to center diverse voices and rising poetic talents in Canada. The LCP Chapbook Series will publish fresh and exceptional Canadian poetry guided by various themes and forms to increase visibility and recognition for the various identities held by folks contributing and belonging to the vibrant Canadian poetry community. This program will launch in 2019 with a collection of outstanding entries from our most popular contest to date – stay tuned!

We are now accepting submissions for the second 2019 series chapbook for poets who identify anywhere on the LGBTQI2S spectrum. In celebration of contemporary writing in Canada, the chapbook will amplify queer voices that continue to enrich, question, and propel literature in Canada. We specifically encourage writers with intersecting marginalized identities to submit. Ali Blythe is the guest editor for this project. To view the full call, click here.


Subscribe to Poetry Pause for your daily delivery of Canadian poetry!

Introducing #PoetryPause, the League’s daily poetry dispatch. Poetry Pause delivers more than a poem; it delivers the chance for folks to pause for poetry – to spare a few minutes each day for words that heal, inspire, and sustain. And we’re still accepting submissions!

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We’re happy to have recently started up a public newsletter that goes out every 4-6 weeks with calls for submissions, writing opportunities, news from the League, and general poetry news and updates! Sign up today to get the best of Canadian poetry straight to your inbox. You can also sign up for our new Feminist Caucus newsletter, Lit Feminist, here.