The Ontario Poetry Society
- Phantom Parade - A Canadian Poetry Anthology -

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Members' Poetry







The Ontario Poetry Society Presents
Phantom Parade - A Canadian Poetry Anthology
Lynn Tait, Editor & 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 the following topics:

Parade paraphernalia - marching bands, majorettes, clowns, beauty queens, gay pride,
movie stars, war heroes, astronauts, sports figures, famous people, holiday icons including
the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and leprechauns, being in a parade, on a float or at a parade

Supernatural - angels, demons mythical creatures, monsters, past lives, magic, telekinesis,
levitation, precognition, ESP, alternate universes

Paranormal - ghosts and specters, haunted house, bogeyman, haunting(s), cemeteries, clairvoyance,
déjà vu, telepathy, commune with animals, séances, famous psychics

Mysteries - superstitions, optical illusions, things that mysteriously appeared or disappeared,
aliens, UFO's, mysterious events in your life like tarot card readings or fortune-telling that
came true, wishes that have come true

Historical - illusory dreams and nightmares, bucket list, poems about an important person from your
past, childhood friend (s), vintage/luxury cars, vintage clothing, antique furniture

Poems may be in rhyme and/or in free verse. Poems may be previously published, as long as the author
(you) hold the copyright. Include any publishing credits, previous poetry prizes, etc., at the bottom
of the page for the respective 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 the book.
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 the page.

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, 2022
Estimated date of publication is August 31, 2022.

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 financially self-sustaining. 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 6H9