Poetry Award Guidelines

Submissions Closed

Please check back in the future for announcements regarding the 2022 Vallum Poetry Award.


1. Submit 1-3 poems or up to 6 pages of poetry. The $25 entry fee covers 3 poems.

2. Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published. Begin each poem on a new page, use 12-point font, and single spacing.

3. First prize is $750, second prize is $250. Both first and second prize-winning poems will be published in Vallum magazine and on Vallum’s website. Honourable Mentions may be selected and published but are not eligible for cash prizes.

4. You may submit more than once.


Past Winners

1st Prize: $750
2nd Prize: $250

Both first and second place poems will appear in our print and digital magazines.


$25 for Canadian entrants, $30 for U.S. and international entrants. Payments are processed through our Submittable account. Each entry fee includes a free one-year digital subscription to Vallum!

Vallum offers a reduced entry fee for those for who the entry fee presents a barrier. Visit our  Submittable page  for details.

We do not accept submissions via mail.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please email  submission@vallummag.com.





The editors at Vallum strongly encourage Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently abled writers, LGBTQI2S+ writers, writers with mental or physical illnesses, and writers who are otherwise affected by structural inequality to submit their work for consideration.