What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of Lost love
Sonnet form only is acceptable. Must be an English sonnet 10 syllables per line
Rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
Must use these words somewhere in the poem, no specific order.
1. Furtive 2. Nonchalant 3. Humble 4. Shallow 5. Ascetic
My criteria for scoring each worth 10 points 1. Structure(rhyme, syllable count) 2. Flow 3. Emotive (must make me feel something) 4. Vocabulary Unique word pairings or words seldom used in poetry. Potential 40 points perfect score acheived only once before in my 2 and a half years here. Write me a beauty! Enjoy!!
First Prize, Recognition
Second Prize, Recognition
Third Prize, Recognition
Up to eight multiple placements according to score
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.