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The 2020 Judge for the Diana Brebner Prize will be…

Susan Musgrave!

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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 prize hon­ours the late Diana Breb­ner, an award-winning Ottawa-based poet who was devoted to fos­ter­ing lit­er­ary tal­ent among new, local writers.

This year, Susan Musgrave is joining Arc Poetry Magazine to help us celebrate emerging poets with this prize.

Susan Musgrave has published more than 30 books and received awards in six categories — poetry, novels, non-fiction, food writing, editing and books for children. She lives on Haida Gwaii. Her most recent books are Origami Dove (poetry); Given (fiction); My Love is for You (children’s) and A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World (non-fiction.) www.susanmusgrave.com

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Entries can be submitted by email or mail; mailed entries will not be returned. Emailed entries should have “Diana Brebner Prize” in the subject line and can be sent to: brebner@arcpoetry.ca. Mailed entries should be sent to:

Diana Brebner Prize
Arc Poetry Magazine
PO Box 81060
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1P 1B1

Contest entry fees may be paid online or by cheque or money order mailed with your hard copy contest submissions. If the entry fee is paid online, please include the transaction ID on a separate sheet or in the body of the submission email. Link to pay your entry fee through PayPal.

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2020 Diana Breb­ner Prize Guide­lines:

  • Deadline: September 4, 2020
  • Prize: $500
  • The contest is open to authors who have had their principal home and actual residence in the National Capital Region for at least 6 months immediately prior to the date of submission, and who have not yet pub­lished their poetry in book form. Proof of residency may be required.
  • Entry fee is $25.00 for one or two poems, and includes a one-year subscription to Arc. Link to pay your entry fee through PayPal.
  • Eligible entries must not exceed 30 lines each (including spaces).
  • No simul­ta­ne­ous sub­mis­sions or pre­vi­ously pub­lished poems will be accepted.
  • Entrant’s name, address, email and phone number must not appear on the poems, but instead on a separate sheet or in the body of the submission email, which should also list the titles of all poems entered.
  • Judg­ing is blind.

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Accessibility:

If the submission fee is prohibitive to your entry in this contest, we are offering a select number of free entries. These free entries are meant to open the contest up to those who need financial assistance, but we will not be giving free entries a one-year subscription to the magazine. For more information please send queries to managingeditor@arcpoetry.ca

Privacy Notice:

Unless you indicate otherwise, Arc may share addresses of entrants to the 2020 Diana Brebner Prize with similar literary magazines or related organizations for promotional purposes.

Indicate you do not wish for your information to be shared by including a note in the body of your submission email or on the separate page with your name, address, email and phone number, if you are submitting by mail.

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