This is our first attempt at setting up a competition in the
booksie arena. We as of yet have no idea how such an attempt will
fair. It is a poetry competition and we would very much like
everyone who we have contacted to post their efforts. There are
no pre-requites or rules governing this save for two: 1: It must
be a poem and not prose and 2: It must address the theme of
"love"(whatever you interpret that to be) in some form. Other
than that it can be in whatever form you prefer be that a sonnet,
free verse or anything else and there are also no restrictions on
word limit so it can be as long or as short as you'd like.
Please participate in this as it would be awesome to have as many
contributors as possible. As an extra incentive if you ever
intend for your writing to be published(as I assume many of you
do) then publishers will pay attention to those who have won more
reputable competitions which this one will be good practice for.
Also the list of benefits for winning are listed at the bottom of
We will judge the winner based in part on formal elements(rhythm,
rhyme[if you choose to incorporate it], language use, structure,
tone, mood and so forth) and in part on how sophisticated their
approach is to the theme. I, zer0, am of course tertiary trained
to identify both of these components in poetry, namely I have
completed five years of a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in
Writing and English at Edith Cowan University in Australia. And
Froodle is an accomplished, and impressive, surrealist poet who
will also take part in the judging process. Therefore the
judgments will be as fair and objective as is possible. The
competition will span over roughly a month, the winner being draw
around the 15th of October. If there are any other questions
about this then please feel free to email either of us at
The prize is simple: prestige in the booksie community.
Additionally we shall submit the winning poem to as many
reputable online literary magazines as we know of(with your
details) on your behalf.
Please post your submissions in the comment thread of this post.
Best of luck to all
Froodle and zer0
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