What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of Fantasy
Any form is acceptable.
Please read the rules carefully
Min 8 lines
Max 19 lines
Please date your poem and no names on poems
any form is acceptable
If you don't date you will get a lower place after dated poems
I am walking through the woods
when I espy a hidden trail leading
I approaching it wondering why
I had never noticed it before
I head down it parting the fern leaves
I pass through and stand agape
at what is spread out before me
Now Write me a poem of what you saw and did
16 lines max and at least 8 lines long please
Make it as exciting and mysterious as you can good luck
Shadow x smiles
ps I am partial to Villanelle's
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.