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The Foster Poetry Prize 5

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We’re thrilled to share the new name of our contest for emerging writers, formerly known as the Young Buck Poetry Prize. Henceforth, the contest will be known as The Foster Poetry Prize, named in honour of CV2’s longtime editor and our dear friend, Clarise Foster. To foster means to “encourage or promote development,” and with its connotations of encouragement, nurturing, and support, we felt that Clarise’s last name provided the perfect sentiment for this contest that’s centred around promoting and championing the work of emerging poets.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to those who have not yet published a full-length book of poetry.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 2013

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Open to poetry submissions through 01 November 2022 11:59 PM CDT (in 31 days). 1
Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
OK No No No OKText format submissions
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2-Day Poem Contest Charges fees for all submissions


Last Updated: 28 Sep 2022
Last Checked: 20 Sep 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Jul 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 30 Sep 2018

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