Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize
The Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize seeks to honour and encourage a Canadian poet whose work displays...

The Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize seeks to honour and encourage a Canadian poet whose work displays ample creativity and promise as well as an outstanding poetry group or collective with a positive and ongoing impact on poetry in Canada. Two prizes of $10,000 will be awarded.

The Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize commemorates Pavlick’s Passages – a biography of Leon & Ann’s love story written in a unique poetic form – and the life and work of Leon E. Pavlick, who was a celebrated Canadian poet and member of the League. This award is made possible by a generous donation from Larry H. Mueller and Ann Pavlick in Leon’s memory. The League of Canadian Poets extends our exuberant thanks to Larry H. Mueller and Ann M. Pavlick whose contribution made this wonderful award possible. Through the Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize, we have the chance to provide a Canadian poet and a Canadian poetry group with funds to encourage their growth, furthering our organization’s goal of nurturing a professional poetic community in Canada. We are honoured to have this chance, with thanks to Larry and Ann.

This prize is open as of November 17, 2020.

Deadline to enter is January 22, 2021.

Submissions:

Complete the nomination or self-nomination form. After completion of the nomination form, the LCP will follow up with you for further details and next steps as required.

Eligibility 

Poets: This prize will be awarded to a Canadian poet with an outstanding portfolio of poetry  

  • One poet with an outstanding portfolio of poetry  
  • Any stage of career (a few publication or major performance credits recommended) 
  • Poetry as primary or one of primary working genres (multidisciplinary artists welcome; poetry portfolio should be exceptional) 
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident 
  • Submission made in English 
  • Disclose conflicts of interest with jury in submission 

Groups: This prize will be awarded to a Canadian collective or group that has had a positive and ongoing impact on the careers and development of Canadian Poets 

  • Annual budget of $100,000 or less  
  • Can be collective or publication, publisher, reading series, workshop series, or community group with an annual operating budget up to $75,000 per year 
  • Applicants may not be individual poets, large organizations or businesses, or groups that do not have a particular and primary focus on poetry  
  • Submission made in English 
  • At least 3 full years of activity to date