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Arc Angels: Join the Celestial Choir of Canadian Poetry Lovers!

We know you are passionate about Canadian poetry – and as a reader of Arc Poetry Magazine, you have been at the forefront of promoting poetry across Canada. Thank you for your support to date.

This winter, we are once again asking you to join us as an Arc Angel. Arc Angels are the group of key supporters who keep Arc running strong year-round. Please consider joining this celestial choir of poetry lovers to help us publish, support and promote poetry in Canada through a monthly donation.

Poetry helps us see the world in new and unexpected ways. At Arc Poetry Magazine, we believe in the value and power of poetry, and in connecting readers, poets and critics for great conversations.

We know you support this mission and we are asking you to consider joining us in the Arc Angels now to commit to supporting the ideas and the people behind the generation of great poetry in Canada.

As an Arc Angel, your tax-deductible monthly donation will help us support our growing community of contributing poets, reviewers and essayists (did you know we’ve increased our payment rates for writers?), foster the skills of emerging poets, review hundreds of new poetry books each year, and recognize the best in poetry and poetry criticism each year — through the Diana Brebner Prize, the Poem of the Year prize, the Archibald Lampman Award, the Confederation Poets Prize, and the Critic’s Desk Awards.

Since 2000, Arc writers have earned 13 medals and Honourable Mentions at the National Magazine Awards. We’ve put poetry into Canada’s classrooms and connected new and established poets with readers, fans, critics and each other. We’ve also nurtured over 100 emerging poets through our mentorship program – Canada’s only magazine-based and virtual Poet-in-Residence program.

With your help, we want to do even more to support and promote Canadian poetry. We’re planning a new national contest for emerging poets (with editorial and publishing support for the long-list!), and to expand and deepen our work on diversifying the voices we publish in our magazine. We currently publish three issues per year but are looking to increase that with expanded online content. (We pay our contributors the same whether we use their work online or in our print issues.)

We want to say a special word about Reconciliation and de-colonization. Our special issue in 2017, “Oh Canada, we have issues” was one of the first steps in a new programme in support of Indigenous poets and poetry, which we will be furthering thanks to a special gift by some of our founding Arc Angels. When you sign up for the Arc Angels programme you’ll be the first to hear all about these new initiatives before they’re announced to the rest of the world.

Please join us in the new Arc Angels programme! As an Arc Angel, above and beyond the satisfaction of supporting Canadian poetry, you will also get:

  • A charitable tax receipt (mailed annually in February)
  • Automatic annual magazine subscription
  • Exclusive email preview of each issue before it’s mailed
  • Free digital subscription
  • Arc Angels bumper/laptop sticker
  • Super-cool tote bag featuring the Arc Angels gang tattoo
  • Button (“I [heart] Canadian Poetry”)
  • Annual broadsheet poem by a prominent Canadian poet mailed to you with your receipt
  • Special thank-you for your contribution in each issue of the magazine and online
  • Exclusive online content through a private Facebook Group (an Arc Editors and Arc Angels only space!), including an annual online chat with the Poetry Editor and other exclusive special features in advance of release of our issues

You can join the Arc Angels with a monthly contribution of $50, $30, $25, or even $10 !

But beyond the swag, we’re appealing to you as someone who is committed to contemporary poetry. Please do join the Arc Angels now to support Arc Poetry Magazine in our mission to get great poems and great poets into the hands of more Canadian readers. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.


(If this heavenly offer is not for you, don’t worry – there are still many other ways to donate to Arc!)


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