" Light up the Dark. Share your dark poetry. Shadows. Fears. Rising up from the ashes. What is shared in the dark, brings truth to light.
Winner: USD $100 (Amazon gift voucher or PayPal)
First runner-up: USD $50 (Amazon gift voucher or PayPal)
Second runner-up: USD $20 (Amazon gift voucher or PayPal)
Winners, Honourable mentions, and Finalists of our Dark poetry contest will be promoted on our social media platform and their work will be published in Print! Both hardcover and eBook. Our books include a small bio-statement about each poet along with their poem.
Guidelines for each Entry: Include your bio and any website or author page link in the letter portion of your submission All work must be original and submitted by the author. If previously published and you’ve retained rights, include the publication note and date of former serial publication.
How do we decide which poems we select for this publication? Poems will be evaluated on how they fit the theme as well as creativity, narrative, & craftsmanship. We love bright bursts of surprise, metaphor, color, surrealism, accidental form, setting, and narrative voice. No name or other identifying info must be included in your submission manuscript text so that your work is read by our judges anonymously.
How many poems can I submit? You may submit 1 poem per entry make sure to put them in the same document with Titles and Date clearly marked with no other identifying information.
How many times can I submit? As many as you like but every time the entry cost is GBP 5.
How long is your process? It takes over 2-4 months to publish a full collection of poetry in book form to include time for authors to work with our editors, and for the process of graphic design, illustrations, book cover, and layout. Wingless Dreamer Publisher is granted First Serial Rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. Confirmation of entry will be sent via e-mail by Submittable immediately after submission. An announcement of our winners will be posted through Submittable, social media, and our website.
Who are the judges?
All the submissions will be read by judges. There are two judges for this contest:
DEADLINE: 30th August 2020 (Promotional deadline may differ but this is the final deadline)
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So, all the best poets. Bring us the best our of best.
January 1, 2021 | Wingless Dreamer | Announcements
Darkness exists in all of us and in all forms. Every person has the potential to bring out the darkness that is present in their inner being. Some may manifest the dark, possibly evil traits within them, while some may dive into the depths of their melancholy; while others may confront demons of hot-headed anger, ethereal feelings of envy, all looming and ever-present anxiety, or the most grief-fuelled passion of all – heartbreak.
Wingless Dreamer is excited to have gathered writers around the world, from all backgrounds and all cultures, to empty out their hearts, touched upon by darkness and resided by their personal demons. We recognise their effort to channel their deepest feelings into the medium of poetry. We hope their undying efforts have helped them to reach catharsis, or simply touch into their darkness and bring out creativity, which rests deep in their consciousness.
While it can be unsettling and uneasy when it comes to dark poetry, we kindly urge you all to settle down and ease up! We have found the conqueror of darkness! The master of melancholia! The overlord of agony! Okay, now that we have announced the titles, time to announce the winners:
We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Dark Poetry contest and the winner honorarium of $100 is
Taylor Sipos – Birds of Prey
Her poem ‘Birds of Prey’ was truly tremendous and we are very proud of her. For her efforts, we are sending Taylor a winning honorarium of $100 + a Winning Certificate + a free complimentary copy as a token of appreciation.
The second place goes to
Mayank Jain for his poem ‘Men were made of steel’.
For his outstanding work, he will receive a winning honorarium of $50 + a Winning Certificate + a free complimentary. Congratulations, Mayank!
Last but not the least, the third prize goes to
E.K.P Norman for her poem ‘Duck Duck Goose Roulette’.
We are rewarding her with a winning honorarium of $20+a Winning Certificate + a free complimentary. Well done, Norman!
Also, we would like to congratulate to all the selected participants who got selected to get publish with us. Winner or not, today we celebrate poetry.
Our next contest can be found on the Contest page. Get ready, the next winner maybe you.