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2018 Young Buck Judge Announced

May 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce Mallory Tater as the judge of the 2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize!

The Young Buck Poetry Prize is a contest for writers under 35, and is awarded annually to the author of the single best submitted poem, along with $1000 and publication in CV2. Two honourable mentions are also awarded each with a cash prize. With a submission deadline in November, you still have plenty of time to get those poems ready.

Mallory Tater is a writer from Ottawa. Her debut book of poetry This Will Be Good (Book*hug Press) was released Spring 2018 and made CBC's 14 Canadian Poets to Watch list. Mallory’s poetry & short stories have been published in literary magazines across Canada such as Room, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Carousel, Poetry is Dead, Prism International and Arc Magazine. She is the publisher of Rahila’s Ghost Press, a poetry chapbook press. Her debut novel, The Birth Yard, has been contracted with the Bukowski Agency.


Young Buck Poetry Prize 2017 Winners

Jan 10, 2018

And we have our winners for the 2017 Young Buck Poetry Prize! Once again, thank you to everyone who entered, and thank you Michael Prior for judging this year's contest.


first place and $1000 grand prize winner - "Crystals" by Ellie Sawatzky

honourable mention and $150 prize - "A Boat Is Not the Whole World" by Sarah Ens

honourable mention and $150 prize - "Glassblowing" by Emily Osborne

honourable mention and $150 prize - "Reconnaissance" by Andy Verboom


The winning poems will appear in our summer 2018 issue.


Congratulations, Young Bucks!

Young Buck Poetry Prize 2017 Shortlist

Jan 5, 2018

We have our shortlist, as selected by judge Michael Prior! Congratulations to those of you who made the list, and another big thank you to everyone who entered the contest this year. 


Here is CV2's Young Buck Poetry Prize shortlist for 2017:


"A Boat Is Not the Whole World" by Sarah Ens

"A Restaurant in California" by Curtis LeBlanc

"Crystals" by Ellie Sawatzky

"Dog" by Suzannah Showler

"Glassblowing" by Emily Osborne

"Reconnaissance" by Andy Verboom


We will announce the winners on January 10th, so stay tuned.