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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

See 2016 Member of the Year Award Winner

Spring Into Poetry, Cobourg, May 5, 2018

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

Delicate Impact Anthology -March 15, 2018

Submissions: the fieldstone review

~ CURRENT CONTESTS ~
Go to Contest page for more contests

Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

Poets Pathway Contest - Feb 10, 2018

Whistler Independent Book Awards

Faith in Canada - The Mitchell Prize for Poetry

The Ultra Short Poetry Contest - Sept. 30, 2017

Open Heart 12 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2017

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

~ COMPLETED CONTESTS / ANTHOLOGIES ~

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

The Ultra Short Poetry Contest - 2016 - Winners

The Epic Proportions Poetry Contest - Sept. 30, 2016 - Winners
Open Heart 11 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2016 - Winners

The Picture Perfect Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest _Sept 30, 2016 - Winners
Memory and Loss Anthology - June 15, 2016 - Closed
The Poeteer Award Members only - May 31, 2016 - Closed

Arborealis Poetry Contest - May 31, 2016 - Winners

The Banister Poetry Anthology - May 31, 2016 - Winners

Latchkey Lyricality Anthology - March 31, 2016 - Closed

Clean as a Whistle Poetry Contest - March 31, 2016 - Winners

Open Heart 10 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2015 - Winners

The Ultra Short Poem Contest - Oct. 30, 2015 - Winners

Food for Thought Contest - Sept 30, 2015 - Winners

The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Contest - July 31, 2015 - Winners

The Picture Perfect Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest _June 30, 2015 - Winners

The Poeteer Award - May 31, 2015 - Winners List

Clean as a Whistle Contest - March 31, 2015 - Winners List

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.