Submission deadline: November 1, 2019
The Young Buck Poetry Prize is an annual contest
with a submission deadline in November.

 

The Young Buck poetry prize is awarded to the author of the single best submitted poem, along with $1000 and publication in CV2. Three honourable mentions are also awarded, each with a cash prize.

The winner of the 2018 Young Buck Poetry Prize of $1000 is:

Joseph Kidney for "Garbage Takeout"

Honourable Mentions and $150 go to:

Chelsea Comeau for "BECAUSE YOU KNOW BIRDS' MOUTHS ARE CLEAN"
David Janzen for "Mariposa (for Greg Curnoe)"
David Janzen for "One Year Old"

The prize-winning poems will be published in our Summer 2019 Issue. Thank you to our wonderful 2018 judge, Mallory Tater, and to everyone who submitted their work!

 

See the winners from previous years

Young Buck Poetry Prize winners

 

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2018 contest judge

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.

 

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