Past Contests

Very First untethered Poetry Contest (Summer 2015)

FIRST PLACE $200 Grand Prize: “Jared and Luann Part 2” by Sara-Jane Gloutnez

“I like the flow of the sensual/sensuous imagery and the evocation of a magic-realist world that is more organic than imaginary.” 

FIRST RUNNER-UP: “Oh, Just Browsing” by Trevor Abes

“This poem combines satirical sass with a pretty realistic depiction of a hospital gift-shop, and the ending is superb.” 

SECOND RUNNER-UP: “From Detroit” by JM Francheteau

“This poem has rich, urban imagery to die for. It’s spellbinding in its Gothic mood.”

We’re having our Very First untethered Poetry Contest!

JUDGE: Toronto Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke

FIRST PRIZE: $200 + publication in untethered
RUNNERS-UP: publication in untethered


DEADLINE: April 26th, 2015


  • Send us one poem. Your favourite poem, your best poem, whichever poem you like.
  • Your poem must be original and previously unpublished.
  • Poem can be a maximum of 100 lines.
  • Only the winning poem and runners-up will be published in untethered.
  • Poems submitted for the contest will not be considered for regular publication. If you wish to submit your poem as a regular submission as well, you may do that. Emails should be separate.
  • Contest submissions should be emailed to untetheredmagazine [at] gmail [dot] com.
  • Subject header must read “poetry contest submission.”
  • Entry fee of $10 can be paid either as a eTransfer or through PayPal, both to untetheredmagazine [at] gmail [dot] com. Please specify when making the payment that it is the “poetry contest entry fee.”

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