What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of .............A potholder/ovenmit or whatever you guys call what you use to hold hot stuff in the kitchen with - capiche!
Any form is acceptable.
Just yesterday...or was it last month?! I was holding a potholder in my hand prepared to toss it away since my wife had gotten some new ones from Bed Bath and wherever, but I looked at it and.....make that the inspiration and let it go - not the potholder, your muse about it----if you're going to be ordinary invest your time elsewhere because it doesn't place in my conflagrations. Per usual, the rules
NO SPECIAL FONTS
NO SHORT FORMS LIKE MULTIPLE HAIKU ETC
MIN 10ish LINES MAX 20ish (within 2)
I will not police the form but don't lable it something and be totally wrong and never label a poem I Don't Know--I don't know why they have that as a listed form anyway.
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
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.