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Eligibility
This contest is open to poets worldwide. Multiple entries welcome.

Topic
The topic is open. Any type of entry that meets the submission criteria below is eligible.

Submissions…
• must be works of poetry (see form below).
• must be previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other publication.
• must not be a translation of a previously published work.
• can be an English translation of the author’s unpublished original work in another language.

The form is open…
• formal verse (i.e., sonnet, haiku, villanelle), free verse, prose poetry, rhymed, non-rhymed, blank verse, etc.
• Maximum 40 lines in length.

IMPORTANT
• No pseudonyms.
• No email or fax submissions.
• Attachment must be in Word or .txt format.

Participants
The contest is open to all poets, established and emerging (including students), worldwide.

Entry Fee
$15.00 per submission, non-refundable.

Enter 4 or more poems and receive a one-year subscription to Accenti.

Deadline
February 1, 2021, 11:59 PM, Pacific Time (North America), UTC-8.

Judging
Winners are chosen by blind judging. Four finalists make the shortlist from which the judges choose the winner. The judges’ names are announced with the winners.

Popular Vote
Accenti readers choose the popular vote winner among the four finalists.

Announcement of Results
Winners’ names, bios and poems will be published at accenti.ca in April and announced in the Accenti Newsletter.

Prizes
Grand prize: $1000.00 (CDN) and publication in Accenti.
Three runner-up prizes: $100.00 (CDN) each and publication in Accenti.

How to Submit
Each submission must be accompanied by a duly completed online entry form and the entry fee.

Click HERE to submit.

Questions
If you have any questions, please write to: accenti@accenti.ca