Of course, it wouldn’t be an “open” event without a list of eligibility requirements:
- Entrants must be under 35 (“like us,” according to the festival’s website).
- They must have at least one book of poems published by a trade publisher (no self-publishing) under their own name (no anthologies).
- The book must be currently in print.
So basically, for Toronto-based (published) poets (under 35) it sounds like a decent deal: submit your name, be entered in a draw, and 20 poets will be randomly chosen to read for five minutes each. The winner will appear at the International Festival of Authors in October.
Submissions are due (and should be made by an author’s publishing representative) by February 25 at noon.