Today is the first day of National Poetry Month! Today’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s blog asks for a “New Arrival” poem. Visit the link below to post your own. Mine is below.
2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 1 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.
on spare branches
on globe willows;
dusty next week,
miraculous as morning
or the word
If you are looking for a challenge or for inspiration, check out the rules for this free poetry competition. Poems are to be based on sculptures in the city’s collection. Submissions are via email.
City of Rockingham – Castaways.
Click the link below to find out about Amazon’s annual novel contest. For the first round, you can only submit a pitch.
The 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.
Go through your files and find a suite of three poems, or write them. Then, submit to this competition.
Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival: Welcome.
Legitimate Poetry and Writing Contests.
Writing contests may or may not shorten your path to publication. If you win a legitimate one, it can add sparkle to your resume. Unfortunately, too many are just ways to raise money for the clubs that sponsor them.
Google the contest name and “scam” before you submit.
The link at the top of this post leads to an article that lists a few good contests. At least one has a deadline coming up soon.
Check the websites for submission details and follow all rules to the letter. Judges may (or may not) look for any excuse to toss out entries. It cuts down their reading time. To be fair, in their place, you probably would too.