Time's up!

Submission deadline: November 1, 2017
The Young Buck Poetry Prize is an annual contest
with a submission deadline in November.


CV2 magazine has created a new annual poetry contest exclusively for writers under the age of 35. The YOUNG BUCK poetry prize is awarded 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.

See the winners from previous years

Young Buck Poetry Prize winners



2017 contest judge

Michael Prior is a Japanese Canadian writer whose poems have appeared in numerous magazines across North America and the UK, including Ambit, The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, Prism International, and The Walrus. He is a past winner of The Walrus's Poetry Prize, Magma Poetry's Editors' Prize, Vallum's Poetry Prize, Grain's Short Grain Contest, and Matrix Magazine's Lit POP Award. Michael's first full-length poetry collection, Model Disciple (Véhicule Press), was selected as one of the CBC's Best Books of 2016.


Full contest rules