At 12:00 midnight (CST), when Friday becomes Saturday, April 2, Canada’s print poetry magazine Contemporary Verse 2 sends a list of 10 words to registered participants by email. Participants then have 2 days (48 hours) to write their best poem using each word at least once. The final submitted poem may not exceed 48 lines. Only one poem may be entered per participant.
There is a $12.00 registration fee for the contest. Also, a special Play & Read discount is only available to contest entrants. For an additional $10.00, contestants get a 1-year subscription to CV2 (60% off the standard subscription price!), four issues of new Canadian poetry, interviews and reviews. The contest fee can be paid by credit card online through PayPal or by a cheque/money order sent to the CV2 office. Registration and an email address are required to play.
The contest is open to both Canadian and international residents.
$900 in prizes + paid publication
All entrants receive a copy of the issue of CV2 featuring the winners of the 2-Day Contest.