What to Submit?
NEW limerick, a two-stanza poem, any topic
Syllable count must be 9 9 6 6 9 OR 8 8 5 5 8, same count in both stanzas.
The meter in lines 1, 2, and 5 must be the same in both stanzas.
The meter in lines 3 and 4 must be the same in both stanzas.
Reminder: The rhyme scheme for a limerick is a a b b a.
Funny but not filthy--Okay? :-) (A poem can be a bit bawdy, off color, without being filthy.)
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.