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December 22, 2022  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest



Wingless Dreamer Publisher is happy to announce a new poetry contest for you. Since it’s going to be our first issue for the year 2022, we have decided to conduct an ‘Open theme’ contest for our aspiring participants. Yes, you heard us right! You’re limitless. Harness your creativity and explore your capabilities. Embrace the ideology of being yourself that’s more than enough. You’re unbound and uncaged. Send us your best of best works. Let the poetry flow. All the best.

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%


  • All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.

  • All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries can be on any subject.

  • Poems must be in English.

  • Poems must be the entrant’s original work.

  • Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, or made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 January 2022.

January 8, 2022  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

Wingless Dreamer publishers organized an open theme contest in December 2021. Titled 72 Hours Poetry Contest, it invited writers and free their pens. We wished for our writers to be their true selves and their best versions. No pressure, no topic, just writers and their scrambled thoughts put on paper.

What a variety of submissions did we get! We were amazed to see so many submissions- all of them absolutely flawless. Some of them had vivid poetic devices, and great narrations, while some offered food for thought to the general reader. All of them captured the interests of our team and awoke unique pleasures.

It was a tug and war situation for our team members to make a decision. But Teamwork makes the dream work, we finally come up with a decision. Without any further ado, let’s announce the winner.

The grand winner of the 72 hours poetry contest is:


Dennis Connellan is a 26 year old South African, currently studying Chemical engineering and looking to branch into poetry publications. 2 poems on astrophysics and existentialism, with the 3rd/4th being an epic poem of diverse cultural mythologies. All unpublished.

The title for the first-runner up goes to:


Marc Gull is submitting his poem titled, “Orpheus”. This is a poem about the Greek hero Orpheus journey into the underworld to be reunited with his deceased lover. He imbued a lot of himself in this poem as he wrote it at a very volatile point in his life where he felt isolated and depressed. He had just begun therapy and had also lost a close family member. This writing experience was very cathartic for him and he hopes to share those emotions with the reader.

The title for the second-runner up goes to:


It’s especially in the poetic which preserves the risk of language the poem in its general sense may sometimes lead To the aesthetic ‘solitude’, I tried to write a familiar poem, but with open signs.

And cue the confetti for our top finalists:


Tiara Mica is a recent graduate who completed her bachelor’s in English, creative writing. She has been studying English/creative writing for eight years, starting with her high school experience as a creative writing major. Having been a direct care worker for three years, she is accustomed to adapting to new environments and situations. Outside of writing, she enjoys cooking, fashion, and video games with compelling stories!


L.J. Gallagher is a senior at Villanova University who is double majoring in Finance and English and will be working in investment banking after graduation. Her work has been featured in The Rising Phoenix Review, Moonstone Arts’ New Voices, Lavender Review, and Moonstone Arts’ New Voices. L.J. most enjoys writing about travel, nature, memory, and queer relationships. Her favorite poets are Seamus Heaney, Brenda Shaughnessy, Jericho Brown, and Taylor Swift. Contact info at


Caitlin Mckenna is a queer, socialist, vegan poet from North Yorkhire, England. She graduated in 2021 with an MA in Creative Writing and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, as well as featuring on a CLMP reading list for LGBT poets. A hopeless romantic, her poetry covers everything from heartbreak to trepanning.


Mea Andrews is a writer from Georgia, who currently resides in China. She is finishing up her MFA from Lindenwood University and is only recently back on the publication scene. You can find her in The Round, Feminine Inquiry, and others. You can also follow her on Instagram at mea_writes

A huge round of applause for our aspiring contributors. Congratulations, you made it.

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