Friday, October 23, 2009

How Poems Work Student Essay Contest: The Cogs and Wheels of Hardy Verse

Calling all students! Arc is searching for the brightest and most insightful poet minds in the country. Send us your “How Poems Work” essays and win a subscription to Arc, publication online, and mentorship with our Poet-in-Residence. The judging will be done by Arc's own 'How Poems Work' Editor, Chris Jennings
What You Do:
  • Check out the How Poems Work webzine
  • If you have a chance, pick up the Arc Poetry Annual 2009, which contains the Best of How Poems Work 2003-2008
  • Choose a Canadian Poem about which you would like to write a How Poems Work essay
  • Write a maximum 500-word essay deconstructing a published poem by a Canadian poet, including publication information regarding the poem (in case we need to seek reprint permission later)
  • In order to be eligible for consideration submissions cannot be published or be under consideration for publication.
  • Submit your entry on-line through our submission manager (please do not email your submission)
  • THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED FOR THIS CONTEST
What We Do:
  • Judge the entries and select a winning essay from each province.
  • Publish each provincial winner in the How Poems Work webzine.
  • Give each provincial winner a free, one-year subscription to Arc.
  • Select a national winner to contribute two new How Poems Work essays for publication in Arc’s print magazine (for which you will be paid) and also the opportunity to participate in an online mentorship with Arc’s Poet in Residence for 2009-2010, Elise Patridge.

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