litpop rules and regulations
Original, unpublished poems (no more than 5) and short stories up to 3,000 words by citizens or residents of Canada and the United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) are eligible.
There will be two prizes awarded, one for each category, poetry and fiction. Each individual prize is non-transferable and non-deferable and consists of roundtrip airfare to Montreal (as close to September 25-29, 2013 as airline schedules permit), a VIP pass to the Pop Montreal festival, accommodation, and publication in the fall issue of Matrix with a $100 honorarium (to be paid by October 31st, 2013) and presentation of the award at a special Matrix Litpop event during the POP Montreal festival.
Entry fees: $25 for one short story or up to five poems and must be paid by personal cheque or money order payable to Matrix Publications. Entries and Entry fees must be sent to the Matrix address below. Multiple entries are welcome. All entries will be judged by a group of selected Matrix editors and Pop Montreal staff, who will create shortlists which will be given to the judge of the respective genre. The judges will then determine one winner and one runner-up in each category. This year’s judges are Eileen Myles for poetry, and Shelia Heti for fiction.
Entrant’s name MUST NOT appear on the manuscript itself. All entries must be sent to the address below or sent in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org (.doc, .rtf, or pdf) and must be accompanied with entrant’s full name, address, postal code, telephone number, email address submission title(s) and category. Electronic submissions will be processed only after payment has been verified.
Entrants agree to be bound by the contest rules. Judges’ decisions are final.
Entries and entry fees must be postmarked no later than 1 July, 2013, and the winners will be notified by 11:59pm on 1 August, 2013, through an announcement on both the Pop Montreal and Matrix Magazine websites, and via telephone and email. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59 pm on 15 August, 2013 by email or telephone. Any employee of Pop Montreal and/or Matrix Publications, spouse, family member, cohabitant, agent, representative of the aforementioned, or of a contest judge, cannot participate in this contest.
A disagreement/challenge to the methods and procedures of the contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses, et des jeux du Québec, in order for it to be resolved. A disagreement regarding the attribution of a prize may only be submitted to the Régie to request an intervention in order to solve the disagreement.
Send entries and entry fees to:
Lit POP Awards
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West LB 658
Matrix Publications (514) 848-2424 extension 2357 email@example.com