The Montreal International Poetry Prize

The Montreal International Poetry Prize will award $50,000 for a single poem in any style and in any English dialect. We will also produce an annual global poetry anthology – something curiously missing from our cultural environment.

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, to be announced after the anthology is published.

You can find out more about us at, and you can read about it here at the Huffington Post and here at Poets & Writers.

The early entry deadline for the competition is April 22. The final entry deadline is July 8.

If you have any questions about the Montreal Prize,  contact lenepp@montrealprize.comy.

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