Friday 6 June 2014

The Magpie Award for Poetry - Deadlin 15th June 2014

The Magpie Award for Poetry

Pulp Literature is calling for submissions to its inaugural Magpie Poetry Prize.

At Pulp Literature, we have an affinity for poetry, the hard liquor of literature. We like it strong, neat, and we don’t mind if it makes our eyes water. You can order a sample copy on the subscriptions page to read the kind of poetry we have accepted for publication.

Our judges, Vancouver’s first Poet Laureate George McWhirter and Pulp Literature’s own Daniel Cowper, will be looking for a fusion of musicality, imagery, feeling, and thought. May the best poem win!

Contest opens: 1 April 2014
Deadline: 15 June 2014
Winners notified: 15 July 2014
Maximum entries: 500

1st prize: $500 and publication in the Autumn 2014 issue of Pulp Literature
2nd & 3rd prizes: $50 and publication in Pulp Literature.

Entry fee: $25 1st poem up to 500 lines; $10 per additional poem.
All entrants receive a 1 year digital subscription to Pulp Literature.

All entries must be submitted by email to: pulpliteraturepress (at)

Payment may be made by way of Paypal , cheque or e-transfer in Canadian funds. Please indicate your preferred method of payment in your cover letter and you will be invoiced for the entry fee. You can also pay with the contact form at the bottom of this page. Entries will not be submitted to judges until payment is received.

Please include the body of your email a list of the poems you are submitting, along with your name and contact information. Attach each entry in a separate pdf or Word document (.doc, .docx) attachment; please ensure each entry does not include your name or contact information.

We only accept unpublished entries. Please notify us immediately if your poem is accepted for print elsewhere before July 15, 2014.

We will only notify winning entrants. If you would like to be informed of the winners as soon as they are announced, please sign up for our monthly newsletter at

Entries are limited to 500, so be sure to submit early to get your poems in!

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