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The Vallum Award for Poetry 2021

Date: Thu July 15 2021 12:00 am to Thu July 15 2021 11:59 pm



Vallum (VSEAL) strongly encourages submissions from LGBTQI2S+, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently abled writers or persons with mental or physical challenges, and all who are otherwise affected by structural inequality. Under no circumstances does Vallum tolerate bigoted, violent or abusive content.



$25 CDN for Canadian entrants, $30 CDN for US and international entrants. Payment can be made by cheque (payable to “Vallum Magazine”) or through Submittable.

All entrants receive a free one-year digital subscription to Vallum magazine!*

*Please note that if you are in a financial position where the entry fee is a barrier, please email us at info@vallummag.com for details about how to submit.

*All entrants will be signed up to receive Vallum E-News! You may unsubscribe at any time.

To submit your poems: Follow this link (or the button below) to our Submittable page, fill out the form, submit your payment, and attach your file. In your cover letter, please include where you heard about the Vallum Award for Poetry. Unfortunately, due to the current global crisis, Vallum cannot accept snail mail submissions.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please don’t hesitate to email publicity@vallummag.com.



  1. Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each, as one document. The entry fee covers 3 poems. You may submit more than once.
  2. Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published. Begin each poem on a new page, use 12-point font and single spacing, and submit all poems as a single document.
  3. We ask that Cover Letters and Poems be submitted as two separate documents. The document with your poems should not include any autobiographical information, as this contest is judged blind.
  4. 1st prize is $750, 2nd $250. Both 1st and 2nd prize-winning poems will be published in Vallum Magazine and on Vallum’s website. Honourable Mentions may be selected and published but are not eligible for cash prizes.


For more information and entries, visit http://vallummag.com/contestrules.html

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