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Preview the stories, personal essays, book reviews, fiction and poems that were in the latest issue of Open Minds Quarterly.

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The BrainStorm Poetry Contest is a chance for poets to be awarded for their writing. Read the 2014 winning poems in our current issue.

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      The 13th BrainStorm Poetry Contest

      Lucky 13? BrainStorm Poetry Contest opens January 2, 2015

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      Meet Beth Brown Preston, a poet and two-time published author in our Fall 2014 issue.
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      OMQ now offering digital editions through Kobo!

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      Calling for interest from Northern Ontario writers to be considered for a one-year part-time position.
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      OMQ's Magnetic Poetry Contest

      Magnetic Poetry Contest – We now have a winner!

      Voting in our magnetic poetry contest has closed. Congratulations to Haley Swanson for her winning poem "Where did I go?"
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      12th Annual Poetry Contest Winners

      Meet the Winners of the BrainStorm Poetry Contest

      Learn the stories behind the 12 Annual BrainStorm Poetry contest winning poems, and the people behind the words.
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      Winners of the 12th Annual BrainStorm Contest

      Take your seats! The 2014 Winners Announcement

      NISA is proud to announce the winning poems of the 12th Annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest! Read on to see who won.
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      Fall 2013 Subscriber Survey

      Results from the Subscriber Survey

      Read some feedback we received from our subscriber survey, from why people subscribe, to stories that have impacted their lives.
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      Diane Klammer, a poet published in OMQ's anthology "In New Light", talks about poetry, writing and therapy.
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