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Sing It

Contest Judged:  1/10/2020 4:18:00 PM
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Contest Description

What to Submit?

One NEW poem on the theme of singing / a song / songs. It doesn't have to be sing-songy, although I don't mind if it is! Don't actually write me a song, and nothing Christmassy (I'll be over it by the time I judge) or religious please.

What I like:


Good technique

Skilful word choices (but don't give me ten words I have to look up!)

What I don't like

Forced rhyme (don't get me wrong, I LOVE rhyme, but if you suddenly throw in a "rock that's porous" because it rhymes with "chorus", then you won't be on the winners' list!)

Prose poetry

Olde worlde language ('Twixt you and I, I'd like our new decade to be one in which no poet ever uses the word 'twixt.)


Over-long poems

Knowing who's written a poem, so if you have signature formatting for your poems or footer, don't use it please!


Ten places


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.

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