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March 4, 2022  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest



For our 3 elements poetry contest, the rules are simple. Write a poem that contains all three of the elements: broken, memory, name (of someone in your family. For example Anne) You can submit it either by sending an email at with the contest’s name in the subject line and bio (max. 150 words) in the body or using the Submittable platform. The link is given below.

Judging criteria:

Uniqueness – 50%

Creativity/Style and Originality – 30%

The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10%

Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => 

TOTAL – 100%


The certificates will be provided to the winner and top finalists. All the selected participants’ poems will get published in our upcoming April anthology which will be available on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Nobles, and Walmart among other reading platforms. All the published contributors’ names will be mentioned on our website.


  • The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

  • Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style as long as it goes well with the theme for the contest.

  • They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines (excluding title).

  • Remember one poem submission per contest.

  • Poems should be in English, must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another poetry competition, or be the translated work of another poet.

  • All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification.

  • Our judges will read all entries.

  • No changes can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.

  • The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • WinglessDreamer Poetry Festival Trustees, employees or associates, or members of their families, may not enter.

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April 25, 2022  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

3 Elements Poetry Review




When you hear these words, what comes to your mind? We posed the same question to budding writers and asked for their finest poetries using just these three elements. Choosing the winner was a mind-boggling experience for our judges- Clay Holden and Ruchi Acharya! The beautiful process of making this compilation and selecting the best amongst best, encouraged us to overcome our fears, pain, and sadness. The submissions left an impact on us and we hope they leave an imprint on you too!

Without further ado, let us announce the winners of the 3 Elements Poetry Review Contest!

Without any further ado, let’s announce the winner. The grand winner of the 3 Elements Poetry Review Contest is:


Susan Scabrini Valas has been a life-long reader and writer. Her life experience has enabled her to connect to readers with a raw and vulnerable presence. She has attended numerous writing workshops at Lighthouse Writers and the University of Denver where she now resides. Susan graduated from the University of Buffalo (New York) where she was born and raised. She has a memoir in progress about raising four sons—including triplets—two of whom became addicted to heroin.

Hold your breath. The first runner-up is:


Ravichandra P. Chittampalli was formerly Professor and Chair of the Department of English, University of Mysore. He was the Northrop Frye Fellow, Victoria College, University of Toronto; twice Shastri Fellow at University of Western Ontario, Canada, and K. Tirumalachar Fellow at Dhvanyaloka, Mysore. He was the President of the Indian Association for Canadian Studies, and a Director of International Council for Canadian Studies, Ottawa, Canada. His poems have been accepted and published by The Sunday Mail, Lakeview, Annual Shakespeare, Otherwise Engaged, Aurora and Blossoms, Aloe, Dreich, Dillydoun Review, In Parentheses, Havik Literary Journal, and Kind Writers Literary Journal. Kendra Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi has published his translations from Kannada to English. A couple of his poems are prescribed for study by the Karnataka Open University in their English Literature Masters programme as well as the Bachelor’s Degree programme. Hi He currently lives in Malaysia, practising poetry in English.

Beat the drums for our second runner-up:


Martha Heggs is an undergraduate student of English Language and Literature at Jesus College Oxford. Instagram: @martha.heggs

A big round of applause for our top finalists:


Carol Stewart is a mother and grandmother living in the Scottish Borders. Currently working on editing (and re-editing!) her first two interlinked novels, her poems have been published in a number of journals including Abstract Contemporary Expressions, That (Literary Review), Gravitas, Panoply, Coffin Bell, Change Seven, Book Smuggler’s Den, Atlas and Alice and Wingless Dreamer. Other work can be found on her blog:


Lindsay Killips is a graduate student at Walden University studying to become a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She loves to read, write, go to the beach, hike, and spend time with her friends and family. She has several publications in literary journals and has published her own collection, This Fleeting Life.


Akhila Siva is the founder and sole contributor of and By profession she is a software Quality and Quantitative data analyst. She is a plant-woman breathing poetries, a self motivated life long learner decoding signs from the universe and a blogger bleeding out all the intoxicated imperfections of her soul through her words. Sometimes she gets published in online magazines too including Elephant Journal, Fevers of The mind, Opal Writers’ Magazine, Indian Periodical, Puzha, iwriteher, Spillwords Press, Poetry Pea, Pure Haiku, Medium Poetry. Her poems have been featured in anthologies like The Sound of Brilliance and The moons of Autumn. Twitter Handle : @wordsandnotion


A radically honest poet, Finn Mott, sprouts power through the touch of vulnerability. As the author of Call Me Disturbing, Finn gives agency to the repercussions of illness, love, and imperfection through an individual lens. In addition to publishing written poems, Finn is an advocate for the ripple of spoken word performance.

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