Micro-poem Giveaway

Submissions Closed on Feb 28, 2022


Inspired by Wordle, the word-game craze making a pandemic February slightly more tolerable, we’re seeking submissions of six-word poems, one word per line. Words may be any number of letters in length.


To submit a poem, you must be a member in good standing of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. You may submit more than one poem, but you must submit each using a new entry form. All submitted poems must be original and unpublished. There is no entry fee.


After submissions close, five poets will see their best submitted poem published in Subtext (our weekly member newsletter) and will each receive a Micro-poem Giveaway prize pack:

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure that each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those with no professional publications (yet!) or a few short professional publications (i.e., poems, stories, or essays in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with numerous professional publications and/or one book-length publication.
  • Established writers/authors: those with two book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short publications.
  • Professional authors: those with more than two book-length publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” creative writing workshops, which provide more opportunities for participant-to-participant feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at communications@writers.ns.ca