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Death

Contest Judged:  11/13/2017 10:16:00 AM
Sponsored by: craig cornish | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

What to Submit?

Take this theme from any angle you wish to--but heed the following rules

PLEASE DO NOT CENTER YOUR POEMS OR DOUBLE SPACE THEM OR TYPE THEM IN ANYTHING OTHER THAN NORMAL TYPEFACE---THANK YOU

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR POEM IS EITHER BLANK VERSE OR SONNET, NOT FOR ME BUT FOR THE READER. tHANKS

NEW POEMS ONLY

EITHER ENGLISH SONNET W/RHYME ABAB CDCD EFEF GG 

OR BLANK VERSE 12 TO 20 LINES MAXIMUM

90% OF THOSE WHO THINK THEY WRITE AN ENGLISH SONNET OR BLANK VERSE ARE TOTALLY INCORRECT AND THE EXAMPLES ON THE SOUP ARE THE SAME AS A RESULT. AN ENGLISH/SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET IS IAMBIC PENTAMETER WITH PERHAPS A COUPLE EXCEPTIONS FOR ARTISTIC IMPRESSION---10 SYLLABLES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE METER---NEVER HAS, NEVER WILL. THE SAME GOES FOR BLANK VERSE WHICH MEANS MUCH MORE THAN UNRHYMED LINES---STUDY IT.  REMEMBER---FOR PUBLICATION FORM MEANS NOTHING BUT IT AIN'T A BAD TOOL TO KNOW AND BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH. yOU ARE WELCOME TO MAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
 

Prizes

10 or less 

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. 

English Language

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.