Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest
Recognizing and Developing Unpublished Canadian Poets
OUR RECOMMENDED LINKS, SUPPORTERS, THANK YOU'S


Canadian Authors Association
"Writers Helping Writers"
The Canadian Authors Association (CAA) is a national organization with a local presence dedicated to promoting a flourishing community of writers across Canada and to encourage works of literary and artistic merit.
www.canauthors.org
Supporting us: Thank you for listing our contest on your annual contest list at http://www.canauthors.org/links/markets.html


Canadian Living
Inspiring Ideas for Everyday Living
https://www.facebook.com/canadianliving
Supporting us: Thank you Canadian Living for seeing the contest as an inspiration to your readers across Canada and for this fun post from Senior Web Editor, Jen Melo, on May 16:

Dear Facebook Friend @ Heidi Stock
you asked me to talk.

About a Canadian contest that honours
unpublished writers; wanna-be authors.

So quench your creative thirst
your entry's due June first.

We'll bask in national pride
and get on poetry's side.

Here's hoping your submission is a gem,
your friendly Canadian Living moderator, Jen M


Creative Writing at Queen's University
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Writing-at-Queens-University/28747747446
Supporting us: Thank you for sharing our link on your Facebook page


The 49th Shelf
Fuelled by the largest collection of Canadian books ever assembled, The 49th Shelf makes it easier to find your next great Canadian read.
Think of The 49th Shelf as an interactive, intimate virtual library stocked with Canadian books by authors both world-renowned and up-and-coming, writing in every genre. But not just a library: The 49th Shelf is also a community of avid readers who share the books on the site by making reading lists and book recommendations. On The 49th Shelf, you’ll find books you’ll never forget, meet people whose lists and reviews you’ll admire, and learn more about the authors who intrigue you.
http://49thShelf.com/
Supporting us: Thank you for your Facebook posts


Edmonton Poetry Festival, April 19 - 26, 2015
We work with all sorts of partners to build Edmonton’s vibrant poetry scene: publishers, writers’ organizations, community organizations, schools and literary groups. We connect poetry with other art forms (like music and visual art) and other parts of life (like science, politics, spirit). We aim to stimulate the growth and quality of work created and performed by Edmonton artists. We bring in national and international artists to inspire, entertain and educate.
http://edmontonpoetryfestival.com/
Supporting us: Thank you for your Facebook post in 2014


Griffin Poetry Prize (The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry)
The world's largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English.
http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com
Supporting us: Thank you for the listing on your International Poetry Calendar


Haliburton Highlands Writers' and Editors' Network
http://www.haliburtonwriters.ca/
Supporting us: Thank you for sharing the news of our contest with an e-mail announcement to your members


IWWG - The International Women's Writing Guild
The IWWG is a community that provides women a nurturing environment in which to experience rebirth, creativity and personal growth through writing.
www.iwwg.org
Supporting us: Thank you for accepting our post on your Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/InternationalWomensWritingGuild?ref=ts


Just A Contest
www.justacontest.com
Supporting us: Thank you for our contest listing, http://www.justacontest.com/writing-contest-0000001926.htm


The League of Canadian Poets
The League of Canadian Poets is the professional organization for established and emerging Canadian poets. Founded in 1966 to nurture the advancement of poetry in Canada, and the promotion of the interests of poets, it now comprises some 700 members.
www.poets.ca
Supporting us: Thank you for your tweet, mention on your listserv, and in Contests & Awards


Lesley Pike
Singer/Songwriter
www.lesleypike.com
Lesley celebrated the release of her new CD, Tug of War, on May 31, 2012
Supporting us: Thank you Lesley for your creativity and for supporting our contest with a tweet to your following of musicians, writers, media, friends, and fans


The Ontario Poetry Society
Welcome to Ontario's Grassroots Poetry Organization
TOPS hosts poetry reading events around the province, contests, poetry anthology projects and lots of opportunities to meet and get to know more about your fellow poets.
www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca
Supporting us: Thank you for the listing on your contests page in our inaugural year: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/Contests.html


Ontario Writers' Conference
May 5, 2012
The Ontario Writers' Conference is a premier arts writing/author organization that conducts educational, challenging and interactive workshops, panels, roundtables and other writing-related events, led by writers, arts-related facilitators and industry professionals.
www.thewritersconference.com
Supporting us: Thank you for distributing our postcards to conference attendees


Open Book: Ontario
Your connection to Ontario's vibrant literary scene
Open Book is committed to showcasing the outstanding range and quality of contemporary Canadian writing in Ontario, and through our features and profiles, we invite you to get to know the places and people connected to reading and writing in this province.
www.openbookontario.com
Supporting us: Thank you for the article on April 1 to celebrate our launch date on the first day of National Poetry Month (and also for the announcement of our 2012 winner on December 18, 2012),
http://www.openbookontario.com/news/national_poetry_month_kicks_aspiring_canadian_poets_contest


Open Book: Toronto
Your connection to Toronto's vibrant literary scene
Open Book: Toronto celebrates and profiles Toronto’s nonstop literary scene, with a special focus on the books, authors and events coming out with Ontario's independent, Canadian-owned publishers.
www.openbooktoronto.com
Supporting us: Thank you for the announcement of both our poetry and screenwriting contests in 2015 on your website and in social media


PEI Writers' Guild
The Prince Edward Island Writers' Guild is a dynamic organization dedicated to promoting the growth and quality of literary arts on PEI
www.peiwritersguild.com
Supporting us: Thank you for the postings in The PEIWG Weekly during the contest entry period, http://peiwritersguild.wordpress.com/


[places for writers]
[places for writers] helps writers find homes for their work. Our goal is to help you write more and get your writing published. Since 1997 [places for writers] has featured submission calls and contests for publications in Canada and around the world: from independent presses to large well-established journals, from blogs and web journals to print magazines with wide distribution.
www.placesforwriters.com
Supporting us: Thank you for your announcement of our contest


poetry @ the artel
Host Bruce Kauffman, who is also radio host of Finding A Voice at CFRC 101.9 FM (Kingston, ON)
More about this novel idea: http://literatured.com/note/artel-poetry-nights/
Supporting us: Thank you Bruce for sharing news of our contest with those at poetry @ the artel and also on your personal Facebook page


Poetry London
Poetry London was created by poet Cornelia Hoogland in partnership with the Landon Branch Library in the fall of 2004 to serve as a focus for poetry in London, Ontario.
Poetry London celebrates accomplished local poets, and also cooperates with Toronto's Art Bar, The Hamilton Poetry Centre, Ancaster's Redeemer College, London's Fanshawe College, and the St. Jerome's Reading Series to provide national poets multi-stop Ontario tours. Past seasons have included a dynamic mix of voices, including Governor General's award winners Tim Lilburn, Jan Zwicky, Anne Compton, and Patrick Lane; newer writers such as Sue Sinclair, Alison Pick and Adam Dickinson; and local talent such as Christopher Dewdney and Don Gutteridge.
www.poetrylondon.ca
Supporting us: Thank you for the post on your Facebook page


Poets' Society of Hastings County North
A meeting place created for the love of the written word.
To celebrate and share all forms of poetry, including poems inspired by the beauty of nature.
http://www.facebook.com/PoetsSocietyOfHastingsCountyNorthOntarioCanada
Supporting us: Thank you for spotting the news of our contest on The 49th Shelf Facebook page and sharing with your Fans


Quill & Quire
Canada's magazine of book news and reviews
www.quillandquire.com
www.quillandquire.com/blog
Supporting us: Thank you Quill & Quire for the print ads during the contest entry period and the listing of our contest winners' names in November issues


Simon Fraser University
http://www.facebook.com/simonfraseruniversity
Supporting us: Thank you for accepting our post on your Facebook page


SPEAKout Poetry
Non-Profit Organization that aims to Inspire Respect, Entertain with Purpose & Connect Community - all through the art of Spoken Word
SPEAKout seeks to Inspire its community with values that advocate for people’s betterment; ones that stress the Respect of self and of others. SPEAKout presents Entertainment, but with a purpose to engage its community and to challenge the status quo. SPEAKout seeks to find points of overlap between different communities, and advocates for communities to find common grounds for dialogue & peace. SPEAKout strives to find the points of overlap that we all share; to foster understanding and establish a common framework to build healthy and diverse communities together.
http://www.speakoutpoetry.com/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Speakout-Poetry/193970500680662
Supporting us: Thank you for your posts on the SPEAKout Poetry Facebook page, 2012 to 2014


Toronto Poetry Slam Shows n' News
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/109431825710/
Supporting us:  Thank you for the Facebook post


The Toronto Quarterly Magazine
Literary and arts journal
http://thetorontoquarterly.blogspot.ca
http://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-TORONTO-QUARTERLY/77611964338
Supporting us: Thank you for the post on March 29 following our Canada Newswire release,  http://thetorontoquarterly.blogspot.ca/2012/03/vancouvers-poet-laureate-evelyn-lau-and.html


University of British Columbia
http://www.facebook.com/universityofbc
Supporting us: Thank you for your post on the UBC Facebook Page


Vancouver Poetry House
Vancouver Poetry House is a Literary Society incorporated for:
http://www.vancouverpoetryhouse.com/
Supporting us: Thank you for sharing our contest news in social media and on your site, http://vancouverpoetryhouse.com/forum/smf/index.php?topic=1932.0


Vancouver Sun Books Blog
Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun personal finance reporter and books editor
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/author/tracysherlock/
Supporting us: Thank you for our first media story on February 27, http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/02/27/new-contest-rewards-aspiring-unpublished-poets/


VancouverVerse: Website of Poet Laureate of the City of Vancouver
The importance of literature and literacy in Vancouver's cultural landscape was highlighted when City Council established the Poet Laureate Program in December 2006.
Acclaimed, award-winning poet Evelyn Lau is Vancouver's third Poet Laureate. Evelyn is the author of five volumes of poetry, two works of non-fiction, two short story collections and a novel, with works translated into a dozen languages worldwide. She is at work on her sixth collection of poetry. During her three-year tenure, Evelyn will work to raise the profile of local poets and will also offer free consultations with emerging poets at Vancouver's Central Library.
The Poet Laureate Program is a partnership of the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver International Writers Festival
(visit www.writersfest.bc.ca for more info on the Festival this October).
www.vancouververse.ca
Supporting us: Thanks for the listings in Book News, http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/newsletter/vol-7-no-9


The Word on the Street
Canada's Largest Book and Magazine Festival
The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word.
Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you'll find anywhere.
www.thewordonthestreet.ca
Supporting us: Thank you WOTS Saskatoon for accepting our Facebook Post and thank you WOTS Halifax for the tweet


The Writer Magazine
Advice and Inspiration for Today's Writer
Celebrating 125 years in 2012
www.thewritermag.com
Supporting us: Thank you for accepting our contest listing, http://www.writermag.com/events.aspx?page=info&eventid=31364


The Writers' Community of Durham Region
Support, Networking, Education, Opportunity
Experience one of Canada’s most vibrant writers’ organizations!
www.wcdr.ca
Supporting us: Thank you for the e-mail announcements to your membership and the contest listing, http://wcdr.ca/wcdr/?page_id=2373&month=jun&yr=2012


Writers' Trust of Canada
The Writers' Trust of Canada is a national charitable organization providing a level of support to writers unmatched by any other non-governmental organization
www.writerstrust.com
Supporting us: Thank you for the post on your Facebook page, May 17


York University
http://www.facebook.com/yorkualumni
Supporting us: Thank you for accepting our post on the York University Alumni Page


Writers' associations, organizations, societies, communities, and festivals - want a listing on the Links page?
Contact heidi@aspiringpoetscontest.org