Poets sought

The Poetry Institute of Canada is holding a poetry and a short story contest for Fall 2011

The Poetry Institute of Canada announced its eighteenth annual open poetry contest for Fall 2011. The contest is open to poets of any age. The poem should consist of 24 lines or less. It can be sent to Open Ages Poetry Contest (N), P.O. Box 44169 – RPO Gorge, Victoria, B.C., V9A 7K1.

An adult short story contest will also be held. This includes short stories, essays, and anecdotes (fiction or non-fiction). Entrants must be over eighteen years old, and writing is limited to 850 words. Send your entry to Adult Short Story Contest (N), P.O. Box 44169 – RPO Gorge, Victoria BC, V9A 7K1.

Entries for both contests can also be e-mailed to poetryinstitute@shaw.ca.

Any writer, previously published or not, may enter the contest and be a winner. Stories and poems must be original. The best poems and stories received have the chance to win a cash prize and will be published in a top quality anthology. There is no entry fee.

The closing date is July 29, 2011. For more information, check online at http://www.poetryinstitute.shawbiz.ca/htdocs/contests.htm.