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"By Request Only" Contest


Blog Posted:2/6/2010 12:44:00 PM
<P>Ok, here is a contest with a twist.<FONT color=#800080> <FONT size=4>IT IS BY REQUEST ONLY!</FONT></FONT></P> <P>Anyone who likes my contests and wants to enter, at&nbsp;<FONT size=4><STRONG>4:30pm</STRONG></FONT> <STRONG>CST</STRONG>send me a <FONT size=4><STRONG>Soup Mail</STRONG></FONT> with the words, <FONT color=#ff0000 size=4><STRONG><EM>"I WANT IN."</EM></STRONG></FONT> </P> <P>The first <FONT size=4>25</FONT> poets who send me mail will be qualified to enter the contest. I will Soup Mail your&nbsp;request number to you. When I reach <FONT size=4>25</FONT>, no more requests will be accepted.</P> <P>Once I have confirmed the <FONT size=4>25</FONT>, I will post the contest listing all poets elegible to submit poems. The time frame for posting the contest is dependent on the time it takes to get the <FONT size=4>25 </FONT>requests. Once I post the contest, it will remain open until the <FONT size=4>25</FONT> have a chance to enter their poems. </P> <P>Each poet will be able to submit <FONT color=#ff1493 size=4><STRONG><EM>two poems</EM></STRONG></FONT>. One poem must be<FONT color=#000080> <FONT size=4><STRONG><EM>NATURE</EM></STRONG></FONT></FONT>, the other, any theme you elect. I will place no requirement on form other than <FONT color=#ff0000 size=4><STRONG><EM>NO&nbsp;&nbsp;MORE THAN 25 LINES!!!!</EM></STRONG></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#000000>Any member of Poetry Soup may send a request. </FONT></P> <P>Sound like fun?&nbsp; <FONT size=4>25 Poets/50Poems</FONT>!! Get ready to start sending requests at<FONT size=5> 4:30pm CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=1><STRONG><EM>There will be 15 Places and 10 Honorable Mention. </EM></STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Mac</EM></STRONG></P> <P><FONT size=4>REQUEST NUMBERS WILL BE ASSIGNED BASED ON TIME AND DATE RECEIVED.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4>ANY REQUESTS RECEIVED BEFORE 4:30pm CST WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.</FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ff0000 size=4></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
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  1. Date: 2/12/2010 7:21:00 AM
    Hi, Daniel. I would have wanted in, but I was out of town working with no computer... Boo Hoo Dane Ann

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  1. Date: 2/7/2010 11:00:00 PM
    Hi, Andrea...you got Soup Mail!

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  1. Date: 2/7/2010 10:59:00 PM
    Hi, Daniel...you have Soup mail!

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  1. Date: 2/7/2010 10:51:00 PM
    Hi, Mac...I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I am so anxious to read your announcement on the 25 entries for your contest I Want In. Congratulations to all the winners of the previous contest. Thanks for your time and attention. Kindest Regards, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 2/7/2010 10:41:00 PM
    Hi, Daniel...to get to soup mail, click on the bowl next to: read poems by Mac McGovern. It's very simple to send a soup mail. I hope it's not too late. The 25 entries haven't been announced yet. I wish you good luck, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 2/7/2010 10:20:00 PM
    I'm # 14. Good luck to all the participants. Peace and love, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 2/7/2010 7:25:00 AM
    geeez, Andrew. How weird that soup mail won't let you in??? Oh, by the way, I was number 5, if we were supposed to say it here. How soon will we know when to start. I have to get back upstairs now. haha. Later! Andrea

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 11:52:00 PM
    Hi, Mac...I am so sorry I couldn't get to my soup mail. My computer won't let me in. I will appreciate if you would use this as a soup mail. I want in. I thank you for your time and attention. Kindest regards, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 10:35:00 PM
    Get going to soup mail, Andrew!!!

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 10:34:00 PM
    Hi,Mac...I would like to enter your contest. I have missed the last one, and I don't want to miss this one, too. Thanks for kindness and consideration. Kindest Regards, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 10:34:00 PM
    Mac, my problem is that it's difficult for me to get on my computer on a Sunday. Hubbie home all day and wants my attention. haha! I hope I will be ok if I can't come on till late in the day or something. I hope you will be taking the entries thru monday! Can you give any idea what number you are up to now? Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 7:31:00 PM
    So far so good. Keep the requests coming until I anounce #25 has been received. Thanks to all who have submitted to date. Mac

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 5:36:00 PM
    Hi Mac....boy oh boy you are keeping us on our toes!! But what fun....I feel like a kid again, playing this crazy game! Not sure if I made it in time....but we'll see!!

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 5:29:00 PM
    constance, did you see the one below you? It was only number 6. There is pleanty of time for you. (I better go find that lady!)

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 5:13:00 PM
    #6 here Light & Love

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 4:46:00 PM
    #2 here.

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 4:30:00 PM
    I'm #1 .. :) thankxxx ..at least I know one of the two soup mails got through... luv..

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 4:10:00 PM
    I'm # 8!!! : )

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 2:42:00 PM
    I'm not seeing the list from the last contest Mac? the 10 out of 10 one?

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 2:38:00 PM
    Must have been many doing it at the same time Linda-Marie. Love, Carol

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 2:33:00 PM
    just sent .. twice ... first time had problem..

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 2:31:00 PM
    Just sent

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 1:06:00 PM
    Another winning concept Mac.. and please may I say thankxxx for choosing Sustenance as one of your winning poems in yesterday's 10 Poems/10 Places contest..neat ideas u have .. enjoyable too.. luv.. Linda-Marie..

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  1. Date: 2/6/2010 12:57:00 PM
    i want in but don't no how to send soup mail

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