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The Capilano Review invites entries for its 7th Annual Robin Blaser award, to be judged by Wayde Compton.

photo: Ayelet Tsabari

photo: Ayelet Tsabari

Statement from this year's judge, Wayde Compton:

That which is “avant-garde” can be socially progressive or regressive, just as that which extends a tradition can be either as well. So “the new” isn’t necessarily the utopian key it’s often assumed to be, and “the old” is not always that which is best left behind. I’m most curious, in this time, about poetry that disregards this binary, and instead productively questions any lineage of influence.


Submit your workhere

Deadline: October 7th, 2017

Award: $500 + publication in the Fall issue, TCR 3.33.

Fee: $25 for Canadian entries, $35 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!

*Please include your name, email, and mailing address on the cover letter but no identification on the pages of the poem/s.


About the Judge: 

Wayde Compton writes poetry, fiction, and essays. Three of his books — The Outer Harbour, After Canaan, and The Revolving City — were finalists for the City of Vancouver Book Award, and the former won in 2015. His book 49th Parallel Psalm was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. In 2002, Compton co-founded the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to the public memory of Vancouver’s historical black community, and he is a member of the Northeast False Creek Stewardship Group. Compton is the program director of Creative Writing at Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies, where he administrates the Writer’s Studio and the Southbank Writer’s Program.


The Capilano Review gratefully acknowledges the support of the SFU English Department's Ellen and  Warren Tallman Writer in Residence Program.


The Capilano Review publishes venturesome experimental writing and art. Please get to know our magazine before submitting by viewing some featured content or purchasing one of our most recent issues.

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.

Submission Guidelines:

  • We only accept submissions through Submittable during our open submission windows.
  • Please make only one submission per upcoming issue.
  • For poetry, send up to 5 pages, for reviews, a maximum of 600 words.

We look forward to reading your work and thank you for your continued support!