2022 Call for Award Submissions
Don Gutteridge Poetry Award
published by Wet Ink Books
$5,250.00 in Prizes
$3,000.00, $1,500.00 and $750.00 for the top 3 best
unpublished poetry mss
by a Canadian poet.
1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive $3,000.00, $1,500.00 and $750.00 (CND$)
Winners will also receive 50 copies of the finished published book and will be featured in the magazine Devour: Art & Lit Canada with 5 poems, bio and bio pic.
See “Devour: Art & Lit Canada” on line at:
The Summer 2022 issue has the previous winners.
2 Runners Up will receive 50 copies of the finished published book and will be featured in the magazine Devour: Art & Lit Canada with 5 poems, bio and bio pic.
All Winners and Runners Up will be published in the same, one volume, contest winner book.
Previously Published Poems Welcomed: Previously published poems from journals, magazines, anthologies, newsletters, blogs, etc. are welcome. Poems previously published in an author’s single-author book are not permitted.
• Length: MS must be a minimum of 60 poetry pages.
• Blind Judging: Do Not include your name on the cover letter. Include title only.
• The Judges: Don Gutteridge and John B. Lee.
• Mail: Your finished ms will be mailed to:
Mr. Don Gutteridge
230 Victoria Street,
(ms will not be returned)
(do not send submission fee to this address, see eTransfer info below)
(send your eTransfer first and then mail your submission.)
• Cover Letter with your ms:
1 – your cover letter will include your mailing address (no author name),
2 – phone numbers (no author name),
3 – proposed title of book.
4 – include ms title on every page. please every page.
5 – In your cover letter indicate a statement that you have paid your $25 entry fee by eTransfer to WetInkBooks@gmail.com. (remember – do not mail a cheque)
• Submission Date: The award will begin receiving submissions on:
June 01, 2021.
• Deadline: The deadline for the 2022 award is:
October 01, 2022. (Post Marked)
• Announcing Winners: The 3 winners and possibly two runners up will be announced on:
November 15, 2022 and published in 2023.
• Entry Fee: Send your $25.00 CND$ entry fee by eTransfer to: WetInkBooks@gmail.com
Do not mail a cheque – eTransfer only.
• Email Us: Email Wet Ink Books and inform us that you have sent an eTransfer.
In the email include: 1 – your full name,
2 – your mailing address,
3 – your phone numbers,
4 – proposed title of book.
All of this information will be in the body of the email – (do not attach a cover letter).
This info will not be shared with the judges – this is a bind submission.