Guidelines

Overleaf: the chapbook manuscript competition awards contracts to one Canadian and one international poet each year. This competition is open. Guidelines are here.

Winners receive 50 copies of their chapbook
as well as publicity and $100.00 to put towards refreshments
for a launch party in their home town.

Everyone who enters will receive a poetry book of their choice from the Leaf Press catalogue
(by return post, shipping paid)

Chapbooks: Chapbook submissions are closed at present. Our next reading period is in January 2016.

Full-length Poetry Manuscripts: Manuscript submissions are closed at present.

The leaflet series: No political borders for this series.We invite poets to submit five pages of poetry. This format (3.5 by 4.5 inches) is suited to short poems or to one poem of 5 stanzas. Each page holds a maximum of 13 lines (including title and stanza breaks) and 25 characters per line. Click here to see photographs and a sample page. Please include a title for the piece, a dedication (if you like), a 15-word bio, and previous publishing credits for the submitted poems. Editors will make their selections based on the "wow" factor: we want to see the poem that everyone asks to hear at a reading. This call is closed until we can catch up on the huge number of submissions. Please check this page from time to time.

Mondays Poem: After eleven years and hundreds of poems, Ursula, Marianne and Suzanne have said goodbye to Monday's Poem. Thank you, everyone who cheered our morning mail. May your 10080 minutes of fame be with you always.


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