Poetry Award Guidelines
Next deadline: July 15, 2023
We are pleased and honoured to have Erín Moure as our poetry judge this year. Erín Moure is a poet and poetry translator based in Montreal. She has published 18 books of poetry, a coauthored book of poetry, essays, articles on translation, a biopoetics, two memoirs, and is translator or co-translator of 26 books from French, Galician, Portunhol, Portuguese, Spanish, and Ukrainian (with Roman Ivashkiv) into English and of one from Galician into French. Most recent: Chus Pato’s The Face of the Quartzes (Veliz Books, 2021), plus the chapbooks Retooling for a Figurative Life (Vallum, 2021) and Arborescence (Columba, 2022). Moure’s translation of Chantal Neveu’s This Radiant Life (Book*hug, 2020) won the 2021 GG for translation into English and the Nelson Ball Prize. Her Theophylline: an a-poretic migration via the modernisms of Rukeyser, Bishop, Grimké, will be out in August 2023 from House of Anansi Press, and her translation into French of Chus Pato’s Chair de Léviathan is forthcoming from Éditions Apic in Algiers, in the collection Poèmes du monde directed by Habib Tengour.
POETRY CONTEST RULES:
Winner: $750 + Publication
Finalists: $250 + Publication
$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 subscription to Vallum!
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SUBMISSIONS OPEN June 1 – July 15, 2023
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.