Monday, March 20, 2017

NPM in the WFP 2017

For the second year in a row, The Winnipeg Free Press will be hosting a National Poetry Month project.

Every Saturday in April, poems by Winnipeg writers will appear in the 49.8 section.

Eligible writers: Winnipeg writers. NPM in the WFP is committed to a diversity of voices: emerging, PoC, spoken word, Indigenous, established, LGBTQ+, and page poets. If your work was featured in the 2016 edition of NPM on the WFP, you may still submit, but the priority will be new writers.

  •        Email previously unpublished poems on the theme of “Time” to
  •        The DEADLINE for submissions is March 25, 2017.
  •        Submit a maximum of 5 poems. Each poem should be no more than 25 lines.
  •         Please submit your poems in one Word document (PDF or RTF also acceptable).
  •        Send a short bio (max 40 words), both in the body of the email AND in your submission.

About the Editor: Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her second collection of poetry, Stowaways (Palimpsest Press, 2014), won the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. She is currently writing creative non-fiction about Winnipeg’s urban forest, which is slated for publication in 2018 with Wolsak & Wynn.


Anonymous said...

Will there be notifications regarding whether poems have been selected? Tomorrow is the first Saturday in April and there hasn't been a word.

Ariel Gordon said...

Okay. So it looks as though the WFP will be running the NPM material as a two-page spread the 3rd or 4th Saturday in April. If you've submitted poems, thanks! You should expect to hear from me this week...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! I picked up a copy of Saturday's paper, and when 49.8 didn't have anything NPM-related, figured that was probably the case.