English Society

The StFX English Society and The Antigonish Review Present:
Atlantic Canada Undergraduate Poetry Competition 

Students can submit an original poem by March 1st, 2024. The winner will be published in The Antigonish Review and receive $200!

Atlantic Canada Undergraduate Poetry Competition - March 1, 2024

To apply: email your submission in a Word document (.docx) or PDF format to @email by March 1st, 2024.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Maximum 2 pages long
  • Subject heading: StFX Atlantic Canada Undergraduate Poetry Competition
  • Can be any style, topic, or poetic form
  • Open to students of any major or program from any university in Atlantic Canada

Include your email and a short biography (roughly 50 words) stating your name, preferred pronouns, university affiliation, and year of study. The winner will be contacted by email before the end of the 2023-24 school year.

About The Antigonish Review

Founded by R.J. MacSween in 1970, The Antigonish Review is the third longest-running creative-writing journal in the Maritimes and one of the oldest continuing literary magazines in Canada. TAR reaches readers throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in countries like Germany, Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, England, and the Netherlands. Every year the journal receives more than a thousand submissions from as far away as Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Australia/New Zealand, India, Hawaii, and Brazil. Some of the many major Canadian voices that have appeared in its pages include Marshall McLuhan, Margaret Atwood, Carol Shields, George Elliot Clarke, Alistair MacLeod, Sheree Fitch, and many more!

This is a very prestigious creative writing journal; this is an amazing opportunity for students.

About the StFX English Society

​​What we’re aiming to do:

  • Create a community of English students whether that be majors, minors, pairs, or those who are undecided 
  • Hold both social and academic events to encourage and support studying English 
  • Have some fun!

Some upcoming events:

  • Graduate school application workshop
  • Board game night
  • Study/writing groups 
  • Theatre outings
  • Creative writing competition
  • Academic advising workshop 





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