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Call for Submissions: Poet Laureate 2024-2026

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In Celebration of the City of Mississauga’s 50th anniversary, the city will recognize its fifth Poet Laureate in 2024. The role of the Poet Laureate is to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and writers within their communities and beyond. This honorary position recognizes a poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga.

Candidates must be current Mississauga residents.

Term and Payment

The Poet Laureate will serve a 2-year term beginning in April 2024 and will receive a $10,000 honorarium paid in 6 installments throughout the term. Additional project funds may be available to support Laureate activities dependent upon available financial resources.

Submission Guidelines

Download submission guidelines (pdf).


The application period is open from January 26 to March 1, 2024. The submission deadline is March 1, 2024 by 4:30 pm.

For more information

For more information about the Poet Laureate program email