Archive for September 8th, 2008

The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry

8 September 2008

The prize is awarded annually to the best poetry manuscript by an emerging Canadian writer (a writer who has published two books or less). Each year the winning manuscript will be selected by an established poet in co-operation with Snare Books. This year’s judge is Rachel Zolf. The winner receives a trade paperback contract with Snare Books which will include the publication of the manuscript and a $500 honorarium.

The next deadline is January 31, 2009.

Each entry must be accompanied with a business size SASE and an entry fee for $30.00 Canadian. Please make all cheques and money orders payable to “Livres Snare”. No cash please. Full award guidelines are available at

Submissions can be sent to:
Snare Books
The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry
c/o Matrix
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., LB 658
Montreal QC
H3G 1M8

Snare Books reserves the right to withhold the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. For more information about Snare Books and The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry please go to

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Summer Literary Seminars Kenya

8 September 2008

Summer Literary Seminars Kenya is now accepting applications for the 2008 program, December 13-28 in Nairobi and Lamu. SLS is the only writing seminar of its kind in the world, with programs in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Kenya. SLS produces a blended program of workshops, lectures and unique cultural experiences, and has hosted faculty such as Dave Eggers, George Saunders, Padgett Powell, Denis Johnson, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Binyavanga Wainaina. Academic credit is available through Concordia University Information can be found at or by contacting Programs Coordinator Mike Spry at 514.848.2424 ext. 4632, or by email at: