May 15, 1941

Dear Mr Gustafson:

May I offer you my congratulations on your 'For We Are Free' which won the first prize in the December number of the C.P.M. It was certainly the finest thing in the issue, and good poetry is damned hard to pick up nowadays. The prize is fifteen dollars but as our treasury is very slim the payment may be a bit delayed. I shall ask the Executive to hurry up the prize payments as fast as possible.

With every good wish
E.J. Pratt

Gustafson took the hint and waived the prize money. See the letter to Gustafson, 19 May 1941.