Text Box: A contest in every issue

Winter 2007 Issue Contest

Poetry • Prose • Essay


The Judges for Big Pond Rumours’ First Contest


Winners of our Contests receive publication in BPR and these prizes:


1st prize: $200.00 value

· 2 yr. Full Membership to Big Pond Rumours (webpage & Zine subscription)


2nd prize: $100.00 value

· 1 yr. Member Webpage in Big Pond Rumour Member Pool


3rd prize: $20.00 value

A one year print edition Zine subscription to Big Pond Rumours Zine


Note: Full Membership includes:

· a webpage in the member section of Big Pond Rumours

· a 2007 subscription to BPR Press publications (books and CDs only)



Text Box: Note: The poems by Sharon Berg and Brian Purdy were not included
 among those being judged for the competition in this issue. 
There were no essay submissions to judge for this issue.   
We reserve the right NOT to award prizes when submissions do not warrant them.



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January 2008.

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Contest Judge


Sharon Berg

Sharon Berg is the Editor of Big Pond Rumour, a published poet and a Public School Teacher. Her poetry collections include two audio tapes and Sharon Berg (CD, BPR Press, 2006). Her books include The Body Labyrinth (Coach House Press, 1984) and To A Young Horse (Borealis Press, 1979). See more here.

Contest Judge


Brian Purdy

Brian Purdy is a Contributing Editor for Big Pond Rumour, a book published poet and a storywriter who is well known for his skill in guiding writing workshops. He also operated his own rare books store in Toronto for many years and he now sells rare book finds online. He is also curator of the Pedway Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. See more here.