2 year old mom with grandma, 1931
What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of .............Beautiful, nature, people, places, universe, etherealism, please, no religious referencing as my mom was a pious woman, whereto, cash being offered and the church--do not mix. Sonnet form only--nothing to do with my mom, I am just honoring her recent 90th Heavenly birthday, whereto, 'twas a joyous moment in her twilight years.
*NEW ONLY--Sonnets 14 lines, ten syllables (PS Syllable/Grammar Check) will be either of two rhyming schemes: (separate stanzas)
1st 1a, 2a, 3b, 4b,
2nd 5c, 6c, 7d, 8d,
3rd 9e, 10e, 11f, 12f,
4th 13g, 14g,
Second Scheme: Exemplar my poem 'SUICIDE RIPOSTE' https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/suicide_riposte_1159957
1st 1a, 2b, 3a, 4b, (lines 1a & 2b repeats at the end, lines 13a & 14b)
2nd 5c, 6d, 7c, 8d,
3rd 9e, 10f, 11e, 12f
4th 13a, 14b, (lines 13a & 14b repeats from the beginning, lines 1a & 2b)
First Prize, Trophy $100
Second Prize, Glory $50
Third Prize, Glory $25
Fourth through Tenth, per category Glory $10
***NOTE: There is a small window of 10 days after the disclosure of all 10 winners have been announced, that mailing addresses have been received by me via soupmail, lest forfeiture of winning(s). International community inclusive, winnings will be sent via USPS, American currency only. Not responsible for delivery issues.
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — illustrations or fancy fonts welcomed.
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.