Geist is the Canadian magazine of ideas and culture—every issue brings together a sumptuous mix of fact + fiction, photography and comix, poetry, essays and reviews, and the weird and wonderful from the world of words. The Geist tone is intelligent, plain-talking, inclusive and off­beat. At the heart of our enter­prise is the imaginary coun­try that some of us inhabit from time to time, and which often has some­thing to do with Canada.

Please read our submission guidelines before submitting. 

Contests: We accept contest submissions from outside of Canada, with or without a Canadian connection. 

Please format your manuscript as follows:

Word Count: insert word count at the top of the first page!

Font: 12 point Times Roman             

Line Space: 1.5 

Margins: 1.25 inches     

Page Numbers please, at the bottom right corner on every page

Include your street address in your cover letter.


Thank you for following these guidelines.
–The Editorial Team


Submit your entry to the Geist Erasure Poetry Contest following the guidelines on our website.

Please make sure your cover letter includes your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address and the title of your entry.

Judging is anonymous, so please do not write your name on your entry.

The deadline is December 5, 2022.

You will be asked to pay the entry fee before submitting your work. You can then enter the name of your submission and your cover letter, and then attach your entry. You will only be allowed to attach one file.

Please only use this category if you have already submitted your first Geist Erasure Poetry Contest Entry. This category should only be used for additional entries.

Those who attempt to use this category fraudulently will be disqualified.

Please email if you have any questions about entering the contest.