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Submit to our 8th Annual Robin Blaser Writing Contest

From April 15th to July 31st, TCR invites entries to its Annual Robin Blaser Contest. The winning entry receives $1000, plus publication in an upcoming issue.

Statement from this year’s judge, Fred Wah

“I read, walk, listen, dream and write among companions. These poems do not belong to me.”
—Robin Blaser, Syntax 1983

Blaser notes that of the “things that run interference on a poet’s life,” listening can be one of the most difficult “companions” to work with. We might listen as a way to locate, or even dislocate, particular resonances we feel in our relationship with the world. We might seek reciprocity with a river, a place, the relations that bind us, those things that help us find meaning. For this year’s Blaser contest, we’re interested in poetry that explores the dynamic of listening as a praxis.

Fee: $30 for Canadian entries, $40 for US/international entries
Length: Maximum 6 pages per entry.

*Each entry includes a one-year subscription to The Capilano Review. If you already have a subscription, we will extend your subscription or sign up a friend!




Before you submit your work, please note:
  • TCR is no longer able to accept unsolicited submissions of fiction.
  • We welcome proposals for submissions to our see to see section that includes 600-
 word reviews of upcoming or recent events. Please send your brief proposal and bio to
  • Each issue of TCR includes art, fiction, and interviews sourced and commissioned by the editor. Most of the poetry we publish is also solicited; however, we do publish one or two unsolicited works in each issue.
  • It may take four to six months for us to respond to your submission.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you inform us if your work is placed elsewhere.
  • We buy First North American serial rights and limited, non-exclusive digital rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.
  • Contributors are paid $50 per published page to a maximum of $150.

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