WINNER will receive: Honorarium USD $50 + Complimentary of the book +Winning Certificate
First runner-up: Honorarium USD $30 + Complimentary of the book +Winning Certificate
Second runner-up: Honorarium USD $20 + Complimentary of the book +Winning Certificate
Top 10 Finalists: Winning Certificates
Theme: “Fruits of Our Quarantine”.
Open to writers age over 18 years old.
Poems will be judged on literary devices and reflection of the theme
By submitting your poem to this contest, you are agreeing to let Wingless Dreamer publish your poem at its discretion
Entry Deadline: 30th September 2020.
You can also submit through email to firstname.lastname@example.org and PayPal fees (USD $5): https://www.paypal.me/winglessdreamer (This is much recommended since our literary community has to pay processing fees to submittable)
Please note that submission fees of a minimum amount of USD$5 allow us to offer the winning honorarium and also to offset the cost of publishing and promoting the winning collection. Wingless Dreamer works to supporting the publication of excellent poetry, flash fiction, and short stories collection and supporting our mission to bring the highest quality literature into the world. All submissions will be carefully read, reviewed, and considered for this prestigious prize. Thank you for your understanding.
November 2, 2020 | Wingless Dreamer | Announcements
March of 2020. A time we will never forget. A time that changed us all and life as we knew it. You know what I’m talking about. The Covid 19 pandemic lockdowns. Quarantine during the Covid pandemic was harsh and unnatural in many ways. Not being able to see loved ones or go anywhere was very detrimental emotionally to all of us.
Quarantine was unprecedented and terrifying. There were many people who became ill, and even today there are those still suffering.
While the Covid pandemic was and has been, extremely destructive, we must not let this get us down. We must find the good within the bad. A lot of families became closer and appreciative of what they had in each other. People became more self-reflective and more caring towards themselves. The Covid lockdowns also made the world slow down in a society that is constantly in motion.
We all felt the effects of this time in different ways, and this contest was an opportunity for poets to express and share their feelings and experiences during this time. There is solace found in relating to one another, even when things seem hopeless as they did during the height of the Covid pandemic. Even when we can’t physically be with people, we can still come together and find beauty in our words. There is always a silver lining. Always remember that even on our darkest days, there is always light to be found if you choose.
We were extremely pleased to receive such an overwhelming response from writers who participated in our Fruits of Our Quarantine Contest 2020. Now, let’s see what poem inspired the judges the most.
The winner of the contest Fruits of Our Quarantine is… William Derge!
Heartiest congratulations to the winner and top finalists on behalf of the Wingless Dreamer team. Exciting prizes shall reach the winners soon.
We would also like to congratulate all the participants for taking the time to contribute to the competition. The writing was excellent. We trust that this competition helped you to improve your writing skills and to help you understand and process what you were going through during unpredictable and challenging times.
A huge round of applause to all the contributors to the Fruits of Our Quarantine book.