Montreal International Poetry Prize


The Montreal International Poetry Prize is a new international poetry competition
that will award $50,000 for a single poem in any style and in any English dialect. There is also a plan to produce an annual global poetry anthology.

To reflect its global perspective, the Montreal Prize has assembled an editorial board of accomplished poets from Australia, Canada, England, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Nigeria, Northern Ireland and the US. These poets will select 50 poems for the competition’s shortlist, which will be published in a unique global poetry anthology,
representing the very latest work from around the world. From these finalists, Andrew Motion will select the winner of the prize.

As the Montreal Prize is a grassroots non-profit in its first year, the organisation is appealing to writing societies and organizations interested in promoting poetry to help spread the word about our project.

You can find out more about the Montreal Prize at

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