Extended submission deadline: November 22, 2020
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. Four honourable mentions are also awarded, each with a cash prize.

The winner of the 2019 Young Buck Poetry Prize of $1000 is:

Jake Byrne for "Parallel Volumes"

Honourable Mentions and $150 go to:

Alycia Pirmohamed for "Burial Plot"
Harpreet Kang for "Dad Gave Me Poetry"
Allie Duff for "Necessary Sins"
Natasha Ramoutar for "Atlas of a Lost World"

The prize-winning poems will be published in our Summer 2020 Issue. Thank you to our wonderful 2019 judge, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, and to everyone who submitted their work!


See the winners from previous years

Young Buck Poetry Prize winners



2020 contest judge

Photo of Terese Mason PierreTerese Mason Pierre is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Canthius, The Puritan, Quill and Quire, and Strange Horizons, among others. She is currently the Senior Poetry Editor of Augur Magazine, a Canadian speculative literature journal, and the author of chapbooks Surface Area (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Manifest (Gap Riot Press, 2020). Terese lives and works in Toronto.

Full contest rules