The Ontario Poetry Society
We Celebrate the Poet in You

About TOPS








Members' Poetry


Ted Plantos Dedication






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
Just click around this site using the navigation bar on the left

Go to Events page for more events

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

Submissions: the fieldstone review

By the Wishing Tree - A Canadian Poetry Anthology

Anniversary Poetry Anthology 2021

Go to Contest page for more contests

Pandemic Poetry Contest

The Love-Lies-Bleeding Anthology Contest

Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

The World Around Us 2020

The Ultra Short Poem Competition 2021

Faith in Canada - The Mitchell Prize for Poetry

Mark Gorman School Award

The Canadian Book Club Awards

The Ultra Short Poem Competition 2020 - Winners

Dippity Doo Dah Poetry Chapbook Contest - March 31, 2020 - Winners

Rain on the Brain Contest -Winners

The World Around Us - - Sept. 30, 2019 - Winners

Brooklin Poetry Society 2nd Annual Poetry Contest

The Ultra Short Poem Competition, June 30, 2019 - Winners

Spring Into Poetry - May 11, 2019

Golden Grassroots Contest April 30, 2019 -Winners

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

Awesome Onyms Poetry Contest -_March 31, 2019 - Winners

Dancing on Stones Anthology - March 31, 2019

Brainstorm Poetry Contest - March 8, 2019

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

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.