What to Submit?
ONE NEW POEM
... on the theme of (any theme)
Only Blank Verse - done in the (Seven-Ten) form is acceptable.
Because this is a bit of a challenge for you... I will award a prize for first and second place!
I invented this form and call it (Seven-Ten), (it must be centered). There should be a distinctive pattern. do not use blank spaces to create shape, use words. A non rhythm, twenty two line blank verse poem with (190 Syllables) and the following count -
7 7 10 10 10 7 7 10 10 10 7 7 10 10 10 7 7 10 10 10 7 7
(The Next Generation) (Spring Has Arrived) and (Few Do) are examples of this form you can check out on my sight.
Please read the rules carefully !
Exactly 22 lines and 190 Syllables - no more no less!
Center your poem!
!!! Shape Counts !!!
DATE YOUR POEM at the bottom.
!!! NO NAMES !!!
First and second Prize winner must supply me with mailing address in order to receive their prize.
First Prize - A copy of my new book (Fragmented Feelings)
Second Prize - A copy of my new book (Scattered Thoughts)
Third to Tenth Prize, Glory
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, even if you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are all welcome to enter this contest, however if you have won first prize in one of my previous contests and you win first prize again, you must designate another poet to receive the prize.