Arc Award of Awesomeness

Submissions due the last day of each month

In April 2020, Arc began a monthly prize – a 50/50 cash prize, a vintage object d’art (loosely interpreted) and the all the honour and respect that comes with winning the Arc Award of Awesomeness.

July Prompt:

“Poetic Influences of the Non-Literary Kind”

The July contest will be guest judged by poet and writer Kirsteen MacLeod.

Who and what influences your poetry other than books? Whether it’s zydeco music, a really bad hallucination or parent, paleontology, photographs, panic attacks, dogs, disability, red boots, family life, forest walks, North by Northwest, carpentry, whatever – we want to read poetry about the non-literary sources that charge your poems.

Contest Guidelines

Past Winners

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