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Open Call for Submissions: Battle of the Bards

Calling all published poets! Authors at Harbourfront Centre (AUTHORS) and their long-time media partner NOW Magazine are looking for submissions to Poetry NOW: Fourth annual Battle of the Bards. The competition will showcase 20 Canadian poets who are drawn at random from all eligible submissions. The showcase will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Harbourfront Centre.

And the excitement doesn’t stop there! At the showcase, a jury comprising AUTHORS Director Geoffrey Taylor, Artistic Associate Jen Tindall and another judge to be announced will select the night’s winner. The reigning bard will be invited to read at the 33rd annual International Festival of Authors (October 18–28, 2012) and have their book advertised in NOW.

In order to promote new literature and new voices, all submissions must have been published within the past five years and currently be in print with a trade publisher.

Submissions must be made by a poet’s publishing representative by February 24, 2012 at noon. For full submission criteria and guidelines, publishers and poets should visit here.

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