Chapbook to Celebrate 30 years of Strolling: Call for Submissions

Deadline Extended: January 24, 2022

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the Edmonton Stroll of Poets, a love of words, poets who penned 30 poems in 30 days, and poets who contributed 100 poems to Anthology 2020, we invite Stroll members past and present to contribute a poem with strolling as theme. Each poet can interpret the theme in any way he, she, they choose. Strolling is as open as the poet wants it to be… leaving room for interpretation and creativity.  With submissions we’ll create a Strolling chapbook Edmonton Stroll of Poets: poems for 30 years.

Our aim is to attract submissions from a diverse range of poets. To empower all individuals who want to submit a poem to this chapbook, we encourage submissions from women, nonbinary, gender fluid, Indigenous people, People of Colour, and persons with disabilities. All Stroll members are welcome and encouraged to submit one poem per poet from a board member, current member, past member, and posthumous submission submitted by friend or family (encouraged).

Please submit your poem in 12pt, Times New Roman font. In keeping with the 30 theme please keep poems to 30 lines or less, and preferably able to be printed on one page. Chapbooks are small. Your consideration allows others to play. In addition, each line should contain no more than 60 characters and spaces.

If any of the specifications above are unacceptable for artistic reasons, please contact Laurel Sproule at

Each contributor whose poem is printed in the anthology will receive a chapbook.

Remaining copies will be sold to raise funds for the Stroll and to cover chapbook costs.

We’ll hold a public reading of poetry from the chapbook in a bookstore or similar venue, observing current health protocols, on a date to be decided.

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Submission Deadline to anthology January 24, 2022

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