Sunday, 21 December 2014

The 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry #writing #poetry

The 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry

Invisible Publishing and Matrix Magazine are pleased to announce that the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry is now accepting submissions.

This year's judge is the award-winning and internationally renowned poet Karen Solie!

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.


The prize is awarded annually to the best poetry manuscript by an emerging Canadian writer (a writer who has published two books or fewer). Each year the winning manuscript is selected by an established poet in co-operation with Matrix Magazine and Invisible Publishing's Snare Imprint.

About Karen Solie:

Karen Solie’s most recent collection of poems, Pigeon, won the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine, won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize, the ReLit and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her second, Modern and Normal, was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her poetry, fiction and non-fiction have appeared in numerous North American journals. She is a native of Saskatchewan and now lives in Toronto.

The deadline is January 31, 2015.

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 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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