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.
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.
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.