Cold Moon Contests

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It’s now easier than ever to submit to both contests at once!
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  • LCP Members receive access to an exclusive entry fee: only $2.50 per submission to Very Small Verse Contest and $5 per submission to the Broadsheet Contest.
  • Submissions from general public have the standard submissions fee of $5 for Very Small Verse Contest and $10 for Broadsheet Contest.
  • SAVE 5$! If your submission fees total $25 or more, use the coupon code ONEMOREPOEM to get $5 off your total (LCP Member and General Public)!

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Very Small Verse Contest

The Very Small Verse Contest invites and challenges poets to submit 4 micropoems – at least six (6) words in length but no more than two hundred (200) characters. The winner will receive $300, publication in the 2023 Poem In Your Pocket Day Booklet, as well as have their poem professionally designed and printed on a T-Shirt or tote bag.

Very Small Verse Submissions Guidelines

    • Poems must be previously unpublished and at least 6 words in length to a maximum of 200 characters
    • You may submit one per submission/submission fee.
    • Fees are $2.50 for League members and $5 for general public.
    • You may submit multiple times, but please note the submission fee applies to each submission
    • Eligible to Canadian poets, poets living and working in Canada, as well as Indigenous, Inuit and Métis poets who may not identify as Canadian but live in the region known colonially as Canada.

Broadsheet Contest

What is a broadsheet? By definition, a broadsheet is a large piece of paper printed with information on one side only. In the world of poetry, a broadsheet is a great format in which to share or showcase one stand-out poem – winning this contest will surely do both! The winner of the Broadsheet contest will receive $300, publication in the 2023 Poem In Your Pocket Day Booklet, and a special broadsheet of their poem handcrafted by artist Briar Craig.

Broadsheet Submissions Guidelines

    • Poems must be previously unpublished (in print OR online) and no longer than 40 lines.   
    • You may submit one (1) poem per entry fee.  
    • Fees are $5 for League members and $10 for general public.
    • You may submit multiple times, but please note the submission fee applies to each submission.
    • Eligible to Canadian poets, poets living and working in Canada, as well as Indigenous, Inuit and Métis poets who may not identify as Canadian but live in the region known colonially as Canada.