For Members Only
First Prize - A One Year
Second Prize - $25
Third Prize - $10
PLUS 24 Honourable Mention
PLUS All 27 prize winners receive a fancy certificate.
All prize winning poems will be published together in a chapbook.
Contributors will receive 1 free chapbook for every poem included.
Rules and Guidelines:
Heteronyms are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings
when pronounced differently.
Many heteronyms are pronounced one way as a verb and another as a noun.
All of the following words MUST be used in the poem both as a noun and
as a verb.
Buffet - n. a place for serve-yourself
food; v. to pound or bump
Converse - n. the opposite; v. to talk
Incense - n. a burnt aromatic; v. to make angry
Refuse - n. garbage v. to say no
Tear - n. fluid in the eye; v. to rip
Wind - n. the blowing air; v. to coil up
Max. length per poem is 36
lines and the spaces
between the stanzas count as lines.
Poem title does not count, nor does the space between the title
and the first line of the poem. All themes and styles welcome.
Poems missing any of the above words as a noun and as a verb will be
Max. 3 poems per poet to be submitted.
Author's name must not appear anywhere on the same page(s) as the poem(s),
back or front. Attach a cover page with author's name, complete mailing
phone number and e-mail (if possible) and a vertical list of poem titles
or first lines (if no titles).
Entries to be postmarked on/or before March 31st, 2019.
No Entry Fee.
Send your submissions to
Attn: I.B. Iskov, Contest Coordinator,
#710 - 65 Spring Garden Ave., Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9.
Contest Judge is our President,