Membership in the League of Canadian Poets

The League offers four levels of membership to all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants. Applications for full and associate members are assessed by a membership committee elected from and by the membership. Membership is renewed annually at the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Membership Renewal Form 2014

Full Member ($185) Application

Eligibility:
Poets who have published at least one trade book or two chapbooks, or produced sufficient number of poetry tapes, videos or CDs, or have sufficient publication of poetry in recognized literary periodicals, e-zines and/or anthologies that, in the opinion of the Membership Committee, is the equivalent of book publication and is of sufficient poetic achievement to merit membership in the LCP.

Poets who write in languages other than English and French are required to produce a letter of recommendation in English from a recognized literary authority who reads and/or orally comprehends the language in which the applicant’s poetry is written and published.

Benefits:

  • A one year subscription to the LCP’s monthly electronic newsletter
  • Participation at Annual General Meetings
  • Participation on members’ listserve
  • Participation in the LCP’s Reading Programs
  • One guaranteed Canada Poetry Tours half reading in the first year of membership ($125 value).
  • Full listing (photo, biography and bibliography) on the LCP website
  • Participation in the National Poetry Month readings and events
  • Promotion of your readings through the Events & Readings sections and in the newsletter
  • You will be eligible to stand for any National Council, committees or awards jury positions at the AGM elections
  • Mediation committee will help you resolve your professional problems
  • Promotion of member’s book releases and poetry related activities through our electronic newsletter
  • Benefits plan available to all LCP members: www.writerscoalition.com

Associate member ($70) Application

Eligibility:
Associate membership is for those who are writing poetry and have publishing credits or are performing regularly but who have not yet met the requirements for full membership. Associate membership is open to students in creative writing programs at the college and university level. The applicant will pay the discounted Student Membership fee of $30, for the duration of their studies but will be accepted as an Associate Member.

Benefits:

  • A one year subscription to the LCP’s monthly electronic newsletter
  • Participation at Annual General Meeting
  • Participation on members’ listserve
  • Listing in the Associate Members section on LCP website
  • Participation in the National Poetry Month readings and events
  • Promotion of your readings through the Events & Readings sections and in the newsletter
  • Promotion of member’s book releases and poetry related activities through our electronic newsletter
  • Benefits plan available to all LCP members: www.writerscoalition.com

Student member ($30) Application

Eligibility:
Student membership is for secondary school students with an interest in writing poetry.

* College and University Students: Associate membership is now open to students in creative writing programs at the college and university level. The applicant will pay the discounted Student Membership fee of $30, for the duration of their studies but will be accepted as an Associate Member.

Benefits:

  • A one year subscription to the LCP’s monthly electronic newsletter
  • Participation at Annual General Meeting
  • Participation on members’ listserve
  • LCP Facebook, Re:verse (www.youngpoets.ca) and National Poetry Month
  • Benefits plan available to all LCP members: www.writerscoalition.com

Supporting member ($110) Application

Benefits:

  • Charitable tax receipt for $70.
  • A one year subscription to the LCP’s monthly electronic newsletter
  • Participation at Annual General Meeting
  • Participation on members’ listserve
  • Benefits plan available to all LCP members: www.writerscoalition.com

Membership Responsibilities Include:

  • payment of annual dues
  • attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) when you can
  • voluntary participation in the LCP’s decision-making, fund-raising, committees and other programs.

If you do not wish to become a member at this time, but would still like to support the LCP and its programs, please make a donation. Your financial support will help us deliver many important programs– such as National Poetry Month, young poets website and ezine, poetry awards, promotion of Canadian poetry books that children, students, teachers, librarians and people across Canada have come to depend on each year.