The Ontario Poetry Society Presents
By the Wishing Tree - A Canadian Poetry
Becky Alexander, Editor/Compiler & Eva Kolacz, Illustrator
All members of The Ontario Poetry Society
are invited to participate in our annual anthology of poetry.
This collection will feature your best poems on trees, roots, and everything
linked to trees.
Trees - Your favourite kind of tree, whether hemlock, palm, maple, oak,
birch, pine, bonsai,
evergreen, etc, Arboreal forests, rainforests, tropical forests, Tree
and shedding deciduous trees and enduring conifers). Planting, tree
hugging, favorite tree
to sit under, trees as shelter, shade, wind blocks, soil anchors, deforestation,
city trees, tree diseases and pests, Tree houses, tree climbing, and
childhood tree memories.
Roots- Finding your roots, establishing your roots, things that anchor
Vegetation that grows around trees including grass and weeds, mushrooms
and toadstools, fun-gi, both poisonous
and non-poisonous and hallucinogenic 'shrooms, the Trillium
Leaves and Fruit - How leaves breathe, regenerate oxygen, clean and
Tree fruit and medicine, how trees sustain us
Going Out on a Limb - Branching out, trying something new,
Taking a risk ie. coming to the rescue of an animal or a person, white
Animals - Animals that rely on trees for food or shelter, ie:. squirrels,
chipmunks, raccoons, birds, sloths, snakes and monkeys
Fantasy & Magic - Leprechauns, Fairies. Gnomes, Dryads, making wishes
dreams-come-true, Paradise, Eden, Shangri-La, Trees as entities, the
Tree of Life,
Celtic tree symbolism
Love - heartfelt love, whether for a person, a pet or a thing like a
brand new shiny car.
Poems may be in rhyme and/or in free verse.
Poems may be previously published, as long as the author (you) hold
Include any publishing credits, previous poetry prizes, etc., at the
bottom of the page for the respec-tive poem(s).
Poems are not to exceed 70 lines, including stanza breaks. Poems to
be single spaced.
Only one poem per page #12 Times New Roman or Arial font.
Each member must submit a minimum of 5 poems up to a maximum of 10 poems.
This way the editor/compiler
has enough choices from your submission to make the best selection for
Kindly make sure your name is neatly printed on the top left hand corner
of your poem
and the theme of each poem is typed on the upper right hand corner of
Each member is guaranteed to have a minimum of 2 short poems or 1 long
poem that needs two pages in the book.
Fill out the accompanying Bio Information
Form, as there will be a bio section at the back of the book.
Submission Deadline: Entries to be mailed on or before March 15, 2021.
Estimated date of publication is August 31, 2021.
The Ontario Poetry Society is a registered, not-for-profit, grass roots,
democratic, poet-friendly organization.
Since we do not receive outside funding for this project, it must be
Each submission must include payment for at least one copy of the book.
Pre-publication Offer - $25 per copy
There is no limit on the number of books you may purchase, providing
they are paid for in advance.
Prices include all taxes, postage and handling expenses. Make your cheque
or money order payable to
The Ontario Poetry Society. All participants in this project will receive
a designer bookmark as a thank you gift.
Our anthologies are sold out very quickly. To avoid disappointment,
kindly order as many books you know you'll need.
These anthologies make perfect birthday and holiday gifts. After publication,
copies will be $30 each.
Send poems, Bio Information Form and payment to:
The Ontario Poetry Society, #710 - 65 Spring Garden, Toronto, Ont. M2N
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