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Our Mission Statement: To provide a poetry-friendly place for everyone.

Membership in TOPS

carries many benefits which include:

Verse Afire our bi-annual newsletter, includes members’ poems,
articles on the craft, contests, markets, member news, chapbook reviews,
event information, plus a whole lot more.

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.


Get to know us
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~ CURRENT EVENTS ~
Go to Events page for more events

Prose & Poetry Course - http://wewritewelight.com/polish

The Sultry Summer Poetry Workshop & Performance Soirée

Spring Into Poetry - May 11, 2019

Sage Hill Writing Workshops - May 17 & July 2, 2019
Autumn Harvest Poetry Gathering - Nov. 3, 2019

~ ANTHOLOGIES ~
The EnCompass Anthology Series - Read about EnCompass I, II & III

Submissions: the fieldstone review

Dancing on Stones Anthology - March 31, 2019

Infinite Passages - A Canadian Poetry Anthology - March 15. 2020

~ CURRENT CONTESTS ~
Go to Contest page for more contests

Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

The Ultra Short Poem Competition, June 30, 2019

Faith in Canada - The Mitchell Prize for Poetry

Awesome Onyms Poetry Contest -_March 31, 2019

The World Around Us - - Sept. 30, 2019

COSTI - Child & Youth Poetry Contest - March 29, 2019

Golden Grassroots Contest April 30, 2019

Dippity Doo Dah Poery Chapbook Contest - Feb. 28, 2020

~ COMPLETED CONTESTS / ANTHOLOGIES ~

Brainstorm Poetry Contest - March 8, 2019

The Mystical, Whimsical Poetry Chapbook Competition - Feb. 28, 2019

New Year Poetry Celebration

Horse Rider Poetry Contest - Nov. 1 to Dec. 11 2018

Open Heart 13 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2018 - Winners

Arborealis Prize for Poetry, Nov. 2, 2018 - Winners

The Ultra Short Poem Competition 2018 - June 30, 2018 - Winners

The Mystical, Whimsical Poetry Chapbook Competition - Feb. 28, 2018 - Winners

Open Heart 12 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2017 - Winners

The Ultra Short Poetry Contest - Sept. 30, 2017 - Winners

Transitory Tango - Anthology - March 31, 2017 - Closed

The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Contest - June 30, 2017 - Winners

The Epic Proportions Chapbook Contest - April 30, 2017 - Winners



I.B. Iskov Receives Honorary Life Membership in TOPS
Bunny Iskov Wins Rave Award
TOPS Member Opens Writer's Retreat


Platinum Poet Tree Series
Perfect Bound Books by Beret Days Press


The Ontario Poetry Society Mandate
The Ontario Poetry Society was founded to create a democratic organization
for members to unite in camaraderie, friendship, emotional support and
encouragement in all aspects of poetry, including writing, performing and publishing.