NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 11:1 "Thresholds" is available now!

Forcing us over the edge of the familiar and past the thresholds of what we know or think we know, this issue features work from Evelyn LauGeorge Elliott ClarkeJeramy Dodds, Joshua TrotterAdam DickinsonJohn Kinsella and many more! Don’t miss out on this new installment of exciting international and Canadian poetry – order the issue, or renew your subscription here!


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Vallum News

MARCH 2014



Announcing Vallum’s next theme: “Speed.”

We often wonder what the world would be like if it wasn’t in such a rush. Speed is the defining aspect of the contemporary world. Time slips by at an unprecedented rate. How (why) is the world ruled by speed? How much faster can we go? How much speed can humans sustain?

For detailed guidelines

Deadline: April 20, 2014



With the release of Issue11:1 "Thresholds," Vallum is hosting a launch where you will have a chance to buy the issue and see contributors read their work. The event will be hosted in Montreal, Quebec toward the end of April. More information as to the time and location of the event will soon be made available on our website, blog, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the most exciting contemporary poets read their work!



In other news, it’s contest season! This year’s Vallum Award for Poetry is refereed by George Elliott Clarke and offers a first prize of $750 and a second prize of $250. Those interested may submit up to three poems of a maximum of 60 lines each by July 15, 2014. You can find more information - and our mailing address - at Get your word on! 


Signed Copies of Nicole Brossard's Chapbook, Now Available!

Nicole Brossard Chapbook

Blending meaning and language, thought and ideas, English and French, Nicole Brossard's A Tilt In The Wondering intimately confuses understanding and the basis by which we judge our own reality. Please follow this link to read more about it!


Vallum has a new Managing Editor!

Leigh Kotsilidis

Leigh Kotsilidis has been working in the Literary and Visual Arts for over 15 years. She is the founder of Littlefishcart Press, as well as Fish Quill Poetry Boat, a ten-day poetry and music tour conducted by canoe along the Grand River in Ontario. Her first full-length poetry collection, Hypotheticals, was published in 2011 by Coach House Books, and her most recent art exhibition, Lady Into Fox, was on display at the Redpath Museum in Montreal.

"I'm excited to become a part of such an important organisation as Vallum -- to help maintain a healthy, vibrant and relevant community for the literary and visual arts, both in Canada and internationally!"

- Leigh Kotsilidis


Vallum Poetry Award for 2013

Thank you to all the contest entrants! The winners have been selected! Click here to see the results! The winner's poem will be published in 11:1 Thresholds.


Vallum's Mailing Address has Changed!
(Please update your records.)

5038 Sherbrooke West
PO BOX 23077 CP Vendome
Montreal, QC H4A 1T0



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