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The 2022 Judge for the Diana Brebner Prize will be…

Bardia Sinaee!

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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, Bardia Sinaee is joining Arc Poetry Magazine to help us celebrate emerging poets through this prize.

 

Bardia Sinaee is the author of Intruder (House of Anansi, 2021), which received the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. His poems have appeared in magazines across Canada and in several editions of Best Canadian Poetry. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives in Ottawa.

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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 Shopify.

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2022 Diana Breb­ner Prize Guide­lines:

    • Deadline: September 4, 2022 September 11, 2022
    • 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.
    • Eligible entries must not exceed 30 lines each (including spaces).
    • No simul­ta­ne­ous sub­mis­sions or pre­vi­ously pub­lished poems will be accepted.
    • Entrant’s name, address, e-mail 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.
    • Entrants’ information is concealed from the judge during deliberations.

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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 2021 Diana Brebner Prize with similar literary magazines or related organizations for promotional purposes.

You can 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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