Readers’ Choice 2015 VOTE CLOSED

We’d like to thank everyone who voted — and look for the winner in the next issue of Arc!
 
 
Here they are — the 24 poems that made our editors’ short list for 2015 Poem of The Year.
 

From this shortlist, we a…

Arc 76: Canada’s Squirming Creature Poetry Magazine

In this issue of Arc Poetry Magazine, a year of Sylvia Legris’ mentorships as Arc’s Poet-In-Residence comes to an end.
 

 
With new work from Legris and four exceptional poets fostered by Legris’ mentorship, the Po…

Chapbook Reviews

Arc Poetry Magazine will soon introduce a short section of chapbook reviews.

Scheduled to begin this summer, the reviews will focus on recent Canadian work. 
 
They may be detailed discussions of a single chapbook or may b…

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2015 Diana Brebner Prize: winner and runner-up announced

2015 Diana Brebner Prize Winner: Sneha Madhavan-Reese Congratulations to this year’s winner and runner-up! Sneha Madhavan-Reese The Diana Brebner Prize honours an emerging poet from the Ottawa region who has not yet been published in book form. This year’s winner of the $500 prize is Sneha Madhavan-Reese for “Rosa Parks” and the runner-up is Ken Victor for “The Celiac Reflects”. Congratulations on great poetry! Diana Brebner Prize Celebrates Emerging Poets The Diana Brebner Prize is awarded yearly for the best poem written by a National Capital Region poet, who has not yet been published in book [...]
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Read the Poem of the Year in Arc 77!

Arc Poetry Magazine’s summer issue, 77, is out this week. Inside the covers you’ll find Kevin Shaw’s winning poem — the amazing “Turing’s Time Machine — along with your Readers’ Choice winner Amber Homeniuk’s “by the time he hit the floor”. Look for it coming to a mailbox near you!    
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Readers’ Choice 2015 VOTE CLOSED

We’d like to thank everyone who voted — and look for the winner in the next issue of Arc!     Here they are — the 24 poems that made our editors’ short list for 2015 Poem of The Year.   From this shortlist, we are asking you, the readers, to pick your favourite and vote on a poem to receive the Readers’ Choice Award. The poem with the most votes will appear in Arc Poetry Magazine alongside the $5000 grand prize winner of Arc’s Poem Of The Year contest. After you’ve read the short list, be sure [...]
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Diana Brebner Prize

Diana Brebner Prize Celebrates Emerging Poets The Diana Brebner Prize is awarded yearly for the best poem written by a National Capital Region poet, who has not yet been published in book form. The $500 prize honours the late Diana Brebner, an award-winning Ottawa-based poet who was devoted to fostering literary talent among new, local writers. 2015 Diana Brebner Prize Guidelines: Entry fee is $23.00 for up to two poems, and includes a one-year subscription to Arc, beginning with the Summer issue; Payments can be made through PayPal, or by cheque or money order made [...]
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Arc’s Poem-of-the-Year contest is now closed

Thank you to everyone for making it a record-breaking year. Watch for the short list soon.        
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Poem of the Year Contest

Extended Deadline: February 15, 2015! $5,000 could be yours!   In Spring 2015, Arc will be awarding one $5,000 grand prize to the Poem of the Year…and we’ll be accepting email submissions!   Deadline: February 1, 2015 February 15, 2015
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Ottawa Book Awards 2015 — Note to Authors

This just in from the City of Ottawa:    The City of Ottawa is now accepting submissions to the 2015 Ottawa Book Awards competition.  The deadline for submission is January 5, 2015 (for books published by Ottawa authors in 2014)  The 2015 Ottawa Book Awards Program Guidelines and Submission Form are available at: www.ottawa.ca/bookawards . We ask that you review the guidelines to ensure that your book is eligible for this year’s award.  Please note that all authors are required to submit a signed Submission Form to the Cultural Funding office. If your books are to [...]
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Arc presents Ottawa Poetry Awards Reading at Pressed

Each year, Arc Poetry Magazine honours Ottawa poets. Arc is proud to present the three 2014 finalists for the Archibald Lampman Award for the outstanding book of poetry by a National-Capital area author.  Also featured are winners of the Brebner Prize competition, which honours emerging poets in the Ottawa area.  The readings will take place at Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, Ontario at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 9 The award is named in honour of Archibald Lampman (1861 – 1899), one of Canada’s finest nineteenth-century poets. Lampman moved to Ottawa in [...]

Polls closed for POTY Reader’s Choice

Let the counting commence! That’s it that’s all; the voting has officially closed for Arc’s Reader’s Choice Poem of the Year for 2014. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!

Poem of the Year update

Our volunteers are still hard at working converting hard copy to electronic text — the shortlist will be posted soon!
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