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From Your Lips to Santa's Ears - Poetry Contest for Money

Sonnet poetry form only.

Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, December 30, 2017
24 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Phillip Garcia | Send Soup Mail

Contest Dealine:

12/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Note from Sponsor:

***Update*** Many thanks to Craig for pointing out that the form for this contest is not a Crown of Sonnets but rather a modified series of sonnets. Only three sonnets are required and they do not have to link with shared lines. I'm just a simple Texan, hope y'all forgive my error.

Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, new poem entitled "From My Lips to Santa's Ears" written as a crown of three sonnets following these guidelines:

 

Sonnet 1:  Describe to Santa What You Want for Christmas

Sonnet 2:  (Tastefully) confess your naughtiness from the past year to Santa (and the rest of us here on the Soup)

Sonnet 3:  Tell Santa why you still deserve what you want despite the naughtiness you'll (tastefully) describe in Sonnet 2.

 

Regarding the sonnets I'll be pretty lax on the form, just make sure they're 14 lines long with some discernible and consistent rhyme scheme throughout.  I'd like for these to have a modern feel but don't overthink what that means.  These should be fun!  Bonus points if you (tastefully) make me blush and/or chuckle
 

You're eligible to participate in this contest even if you don't believe in Santa so long as you keep that fact a secret. 
 

Please date your poem.  Have fun.  I'm looking forward to what all of y'all wordsmiths come up with.

 

Prizes

First Prize, $50 Barnes & Noble e-giftcard
Second Prize, $25 Barnes & Noble e-giftcard
Third Prize, $15 Barnes & Noble e-giftcard

 

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.