Lit POP 2017


Monday, July 31, 2017



Entry Fees

This contest is open to residents of Canada, the United States, and Europe. The final deadline for all submissions is July 31st, 2017. Winners will be notified in August. Poets are asked to send no more than five poems; fiction writers should send stories of no more than 4000 words. Each entry is 25$.

Entries can be made through Matrix's Submittable app. Multiple entries are welcome!


The winners, one from each category, will receive:
1. A round-trip ticket to Montreal from September 13 - September 17, 2017
2. A VIP pass to POP Montreal
3. Free accommodation at a hotel
4. Publication in Matrix Magazine with full honorarium
5. A starring role in a presentation at a special Matrix Lit POP event during the festival


The Tenth Anniversary Edition

The POP Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine have teamed up or the tenth consecutive year to bring you the most innovative and exciting literary competition on Earth. We are celebrating our tenth anniversary by opening submission eligibility to Europe and featuring both one of fiction’s rising stars and an iconic poetry legend as our judges. We are looking for your best stories and poems. Winners will have their work published in Matrix, and receive free travel to POP Montreal for a night in their honour.

Our 2017 judges are Saleema Nawaz (Fiction) and Eileen Myles (Poetry).

Contact Information

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