3rd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest-NOW CLOSED

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Erasure Contest Winners?

Have the winners been announced yet? I've not seen a notice yet, either here or on the Geist e-mail list.

If they've not yet been announced, can we know a date for the announcement?

Bob MacKenzie more than 1 year ago

Erasure Winners

The winners of the Erasure contest haven't been announced yet. We're in the process of judging and the winners will be announced in Geist 91, coming in December.

Geist.com more than 1 year ago

Geist erasure contest

Can we add words that are not in the provided passage, Cottonopolis?

Sam Baird more than 2 years ago

Geist erasure contest

Hi Sam,

No, you can't use words or letters that don't appear in the selected passage from Cottonopolis.

Geist.com more than 2 years ago

This contest closed?

Hi there, Is this contest closed?

Nanci Lee more than 2 years ago

This contest closed?

The contest runs for another week! Get your entires in by September 30.

Geist.com more than 2 years ago

How to pay?

Hello. If we're submitting through post who do we make the check out to?

Matthew more than 2 years ago

How to pay?

Hi: please make cheques payable to Geist.

Geist.com more than 2 years ago

Entry fee

Is the $20 entry fee in American or Canadian currency?

D.H. more than 2 years ago

Entry Fee

Thanks so much for your query.

The entry fee is in Canadian dollars.

Geist.com more than 2 years ago

Online Submission, File Name

I was wondering on online submissions, is it ok to have my name as part of file name? Not on the entry itself(word document) but as part of file name

Yasaman Sabersheikh more than 2 years ago


Would you like for us to reprint the entire text and actually black it out using a highlighter (digitally) or would you simply like for us to rewrite the text. It seems that unless we provide it surrounded by the original text, someone could write anything.

Sean Steels more than 2 years ago

Erasure Format


Thanks for your question.

No need to reprint the entire text--you can just type out your selection of remaining words.

Geist.com more than 2 years ago

Entry specifications

Hi! I've noticed on your "online submissions" page there are quite a few specifications (ie; font size, spacing, etc) listed - yet to submit via mail, these rules aren't listed. To submit via canada post, should my poem meet the requirements for online submissions? Perhaps it's a silly, obvious question, but I want to be sure!

ashley more than 2 years ago

Answer to US entrants

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your query. Yes, US entrants are considered international and will receive a subscription to the digital edition of Geist, which can be viewed on your desktop computer or any mobile and tablet device.

If you would like to subscribe to the print magazine, please visit this link: www.geist.com/subscribe

Web Editor more than 2 years ago

US entrants

Are entrants from the US considered international? In other words, do we only get a digital copy of the magazine?

Michael Landau more than 2 years ago


This excerpt has just landed Cottonopolis on my to-read list. Looking forward to the contest entries too.

Lara Maynard more than 2 years ago

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