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Hundreds of young adult writers have made their way into the pages of the Claremont Review and each and every one of them we consider successful.

Many who first published in our magazine have gone on to publish in adult literary magazines and many have pursued Creative Writing at the university level. The following include some of the exceptional highlights.


  • Tara Ming Moon's poem "Punctuation" won second prize in The 2011 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Youth from The League of Canadian Poets. Nicole Heron won third prize in the same contest.

  • Kristina Knappett's poem "I Hate Paying a Dollar-Forty to Ride the Bus, Who Has a Quarter, a Nickel, a Dime and a Loonie Anyay?" from our Spring 2010 edition was republished in Geist.
  • Alexandria Butterfield and Eric Protzer were Honorable Mentions in The League of Canadian Poets National Poetic License Contest 2011
  • Lyn Li Che won lst place in The League of Canadian Poets National Poetic License Contest 2010, with Ali West placing second with Honourable Mentions to Kelly Twa and Lincoln Welsh.
  • Tomas Gustafson's poem "Upper Middle Class" from our Fall 2009 issue was republished in Cicada Magazine.
  • Terry Kho won 2nd place in The League of Canadian Poets National Poetic License Contest 2008, and Josh Evans, Jayne Hammond and Aleesha Cheta receiving Honourable Mentions.
  • Arna Hemenway placed third in Atlantic Monthly's student writing contest in 2008.
  • Josh Evans placed 1st and Kelsey Harbord 2nd in The Petra Kenney Poetry Competition in 2007.
  • Peggy Hogan and Kevin Woodland placed first and second respectively in the Petra Kenney Poetry Competition in 2006.
  • Halima O'Brien and Max Bell won the Island Festival of the Arts awards for Poetry and Fiction respectively in 2006.

  • Danielle Ayotte won the League of Canadian Poets National Youth Poetry competition in 2005.

  • Kristina Lucas and Phillippa Houghton placed first and second respectively in the Petra Kenney International Poetry Contest in 2005.

  • Meredith Lewis won the Ripple Effect Poetry Contest in 2004

  • Claire Battershill won both the League of Canadian Poets National Poetic License Contest 2003 and the Ripple Effect Poetry Contest 2003. Her poem "Pantoum for a Mother in Nunavut" was broadcast on the CBC

  • Nick Melling’s story, “Philemon” was included in the 2002 issue of The Journey Prize Anthology

  • The Claremont Review was voted literary magazine of the year for 1999 by Write Magazine

  • Here's What Literary Circles Have to Say About the Claremont Review...

 

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire, in The Poet’s Touchstone, refers to the Claremont Review as

“. . . the crème de la crème of all journals I’ve seen. It is beautifully laid out and edited. The writing and the artwork are phenomenal.”

 


Comments From Independent Judges of Our Annual Poetry Contest...

“We awarded first prize to “painter” because it has that extra quality of vision which has always belonged to the finest poets such as William Blake and P.K. Page.” Barbara Colebrook Peace and Kelly Parson
Issue #18

 

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Linda Rogers:“Usually, it is easy to spot the moments of genius, but so many of these poems evidence a mature understating of form and content, it was nearly impossible to make a distinction between them. In the end, we kept coming back to the poems that would not let us ignore them.” Sara Cassidy: “I sat straight-backed at my desk and read every page, disarmed by wit, brave images and surprising self-awareness.”
Linda Rogers and Sara Cassidy
Issue #22

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