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The Montreal International Poetry Prize

The Montreal International Poetry Prize is committed to encouraging the creation of original works of poetry, to building international readership, and to exploring the world’s Englishes.

The Montreal Prize awards one prize of $20,000 CAD to a poet for a single poem of 40 or fewer lines. A jury of internationally reputed poets and critics selects a shortlist of approximately 60 poems, from which a judge chooses one winner. The shortlist is published in The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology.

The prize is run by the Department of English at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Every year, jurors and finalists of the Montreal Prize share their work in Fluid Vessels, our online reading series. All are welcome to listen and join the discussion.

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Enquiries about submissions should be directed to The Montreal International Poetry Prize. Please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this opportunity is run by The Montreal International Poetry Prize, not the Commonwealth Foundation.