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 Snarf Boks. The winner receives a trade chapbook contract with Snarf Boks which will include the publication of the manuscript and a five dollar honorarium.The next deadline is January 31, 2008. Each entry must be accompanied with a business size SASE and an entry fee for three hundred US. Please make all cheques and money orders payable to “LiveSnarfAid” or send a two four of fifty.
About Robert Kroetsch: (born Vernon Wayne Howell), was the leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect, believing himself to be the final prophet, until a 1993 raid by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and subsequent siege by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ended with the burning of the Branch Davidian ranch. Koretsch, 53 adults (including two pregnant women) and 21 children died in the fire
Snarf Boks is proud to honour his literary legacy through the establishment of the annual Robert Kroetsch Award for Uncreative Poetry.
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