Erasure Poetry Contest


The Geist Erasure Poetry Contest

Erase an excerpt from Wacousta, one of the oldest Canadian novels, into your own prize-winning poem. This contest is now closed.

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Write a modern work shanty for the chance to win cash prizes and publication. We're bringing back the old timey work shanty but updated for new timey jobs. Read more

Work Shanty Contest

The writing contest whose name is almost as long as the entries! Deadline: February 15, 2019. Now Closed. Read more

CONTESTS 39 Comments

Generate a CanLit premise at, use the premise as the basis for a story, and win big! This contest is now closed. Read more

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Nicotine or the word processor: which is more addictive? CLOSED. Read more

Tobacco Lit Writing Contest 3 Comments

Write a story that unfolds in two or more Canadian time zones! Contest now closed. Read more

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Geist is pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest. Many thanks to all those who entered! Read more

Erasure Poetry Contest


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