Venera Fazio Poetry Contest

AICW Venera Fazio Poetry Contest


This contest is open to everyone worldwide.

First prize, $100; Second prize, $75; Third prize, $50; One Honourable Mention.

Submission Criteria for ONE entry
Three poems of up to 40 lines each or 1 longer poem of up to 140 lines. Submissions can be in English, French, or Italian.

Blind judging; entrant’s name must not appear on the submission.

April 30, 2022

Entry Fee
Twenty dollars ($20) for ONE entry. Limit of 2 entries per person. Payment can be made by e-transfer to, or by mailing a cheque made out to the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers to:

AICW, c/o Delia De Santis
2961 Delia Crescent
Bright’s Grove, ON N0N 1C0

How to Submit
Please send entries to 
and info@aicw.caor to the above address. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2022.

Please provide a cover letter with name, address, telephone number, email address and title(s) of poem(s). Emailed submissions must be sent as a Word file. Mailed submissions must be typed. Poems must be
single-spaced, with the title(s) appearing on each numbered page. No previously published or simultaneous submissions. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Submissions that do not comply with the above criteria will be disqualified.

Winners will be contacted by e-mail or phone. Their names will be published on the AICW website, the AICW Newsletter, AICW Facebook page, Twitter, and circulated in the media.

For more information, please write to Delia De Santis at or