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Many thanks to this year’s judge, Miranda Pearson, for her diligence and dedication!
CONGRATULATIONS!
We are very pleased to announce the 2018 Shortlist for the 5th Annual Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry.
In alphabetical author order:
“Escape from Wreck City” by John Creary (Anvil Press)
“The Celery Forest” by Catherine Graham (Buckrider Books/Wolsak & Wynn)
“Slow War” by Benjamin Hertwig (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
“Linger, Still” by Aislinn Hunter (Gaspereau Press)
“All the Names Between” by Julia McCarthy (Brick Books)
“Table Manners” by Catriona Wright (Signal Editions)
The winners will be announced on Nov 1st, 2018 – Good Luck to you all!
Thank you to everyone who submitted to our contest this year!

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2018 Fred Cogswell Award CRITERIA.jpgReminder: Reading Fee: $25 (all funds Canadian). Payment can be made through PayPal (there is a link below) or by money order (payable to “Royal City Literary Arts Society”).. If you pay with Paypal, please include a copy of your receipt with the submission package.

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5th Annual Fred Cogswell Award of Excellence in Poetry

First Prize:                 $500
Second Prize:            $250
Third Prize:               $100

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Book must be bound as a book, not a chapbook.
  • Book length must be a minimum of 60 pages in length.
  • Selected poetry must be written in English by a single author.
  • Book must be original work by the author (translations will not be considered at this time)
  • Original date of publication falls between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
  • Book must be published in Canada.
  • Book must be written by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident alive in submission year.
  • Electronic books are not eligible.

In case of dispute about the book’s eligibility, the Society’s decision will be final.

Miranda Pearson is the judge for our 2018 Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry.

Reading Fee: $25 (all funds Canadian). Payment can be made through PayPal (there is a link below) or by money order (payable to “Royal City Literary Arts Society”). If you pay with Paypal, please include a copy of your receipt with the submission package.

Two copies* of the book must be submitted to the Royal City Literary Arts Society, along with the reading fee (or proof thereof), and must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2018. The society’s mailing address is:

Royal City Literary Arts Society Fred Cogswell Award
Box #308 – 720 6th Street
New Westminster, BC  V3L 3C5

Shortlist will be announced Oct 15, 2018. Winners will be announced Nov 1, 2018.