That little but very boisterous voice inside my head, the one that is constantly telling me that I’m not good enough tried to stop me once again from fulfilling a dream of mine but somehow I found the strength to fight back this time just long enough to submit a poem I wrote to this year’s “CBC Poetry Prize” contest.
I’ve known about the contest since it opened on April 1st, 2022 and I also knew that the deadline to enter was on May 31st at 11:59 PM. I finished the application process last night with TWO full hours to spare; I guess as they say, better late than never, right?
“The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books“. Four additional finalists will also be selected and receive $1000 each along with their work published on CBC Books as well.
My chances of winning are probably slim to none (there’s that voice inside my head again) but today I’m just gonna give myself a pat on the back anyways and gently remind myself once again that no matter what happens I’m already a winner just by finding the strength to shut off the noise in my head long enough to hit the submit button before midnight!
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