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Submissions to The Capilano Review

TCR’s 10th Annual Robin Blaser Poetry Contest

Submissions open: December 15, 2020 – January 31, 2021

The winning entry of this year’s contest, judged by Jordan Abel, will receive an award of $1000, plus publication in an upcoming issue of TCR. Full contest details here.

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Additional guidelines to keep in mind when submitting to an OPEN submission period:
  • Each issue of TCR includes art, poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews commissioned by the editor, as well as a small selection of unsolicited poetry and prose.
  • We accept submissions of poetry (to a maximum of 8 pages) and submissions of prose (to a maximum of 2,000 words).
  • We welcome pitches for our review section, see to see, which consists of 500-word reviews of books, art shows, and events. We welcome non-traditional reviews. Pitches can be sent to along with a bio and a sample of your recent work.
  • 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 $200.
  • Thank you for your interest in submitting to The Capilano Review!

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