Can you recall any reminiscing memories? A thousand whirring past your head but some stick out in vivid colours and stark details refusing to fade away with time. These memories start refusing to loosen their hold over you, as you look away into the void and look back again -reminiscing, cherishing, haunting, and repressing.
So take this writing challenge, and pen down those stubborn memories. Through this contest, Wingless Dreamer publisher would like you to cherish and relive your memories in the form of poetry. Let this be your healing process, your catharsis.
Memories take us on a journey of happy times, sad moments, passion wilderness, aggressive states, or self-healing reminders. Pick up your own memory and let it out.
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, made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 January 2022.
You can submit your work to us either by Email or Submittable.
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October 25, 2022 | Wingless Dreamer | Announcements
We have gathered a thousand memories in our lifetime but only a few stick in vivid colours and stark details at the back of our minds. Even after a long time, these memories refuse to fade away from our life and we are haunted to look back either in pain or pleasure.
Last September we organised a writing contest named Memory Poetry contest 2022 asking our participants to write about these stubborn memories. We asked them to relive their pain or cherish joy through their poems. They can either pour out their most dreadful and agonising feelings or express the purest form of happiness in their submissions. Through this writing contest, the Wingless Dreamer Publisher wanted to provide a catharsis for both readers and writers.
We were quite amazed looking at the mammoth pile of submissions we received from all around the globe. Reading these submissions set our editors to embark on a journey of varied emotions. For instance, a funny satire made us giggle and an emotional sonnet made our eyes numb. Guess that’s the most beautiful part of our job. Henceforth, through the anthology, Unveil the memories, Wingless Dreamer Publisher would like to share these beautiful emotions with you.
But before unveiling the memories, let’s unveil the list of winners. Hold your breath.
The grand winner is
SUZANNE EATON – POSTCARD
Suzanne S. Eaton is an author and marketing consultant. She shares her soul carvings that speak of love, loss, and family with great joy. Most recently, Writer Shed Stories, Seaborne Magazine, Scars Publications, The Purpled Nail, The Silent World in Her Vase, Scarlet Leaf Review, Rue Scribe, eris & eros, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, The Elevation Review, The Write Launch, Dreamers, Poet’s Choice (9), The Poet Magazine, Carmina Magazine, Wingless Dreamer Unlimited787Literature, Literary Excellence/Ariel’s Dream, Free Spirit (3), Dewdrop, and Beyond Words have selected her work for publication. Suzanne is a contributing author to the book “Making Peace With Your Pieces.” Harmony Press Editor @sueseaton89 https://www.facebook.com/zan.eaton.5 Twitter: @SuzanneSEaton7 Instagram: eaton9191
Cue the confetti for our first runner-up:
BERNADETTE WHITELEY – I REMEMBER
Bernadette Whiteley is a British ESL teacher living in France. She’s been writing poetry and short stories since she was a child. Wherever she lives, she loves to meet up with fellow writers. She runs a monthly Writing Group in Mayenne France, which has 18 members.
Beat the drums for our second-runner up:
GRACE YU – CHILD KINGDOM WISHING BELL
Grace Yu is a writer and poet based in New York City. Her poems explore the beauty of the natural world, overlapping identities and cultural experiences. She is passionate about health and educational disparities as well as music and is a recipient of the Sarah S. Weisberg Poetry Prize and an Emerging Finalist of the ruth Weiss foundation poetry grant.
A huge round of applause for our top finalists:
ANDY PERRIN – BRIDGES ONWARD
Andy Perrin is a new voice in a middle-aged body, or perhaps slightly beyond middle-aged. Three years ago he suffered an unimaginable loss which somehow led him to notice more of the world around him. More than that, he began to write about what he saw and imagined. He hopes his writing will connect to those searching for what he found.
WILLIAM T. BLACKBURN – IN DREAMS: THE HOUSES OF YORE
William T Blackburn struggles still to find his car keys. He holds a degree in English:Writing/Teaching and Music Composition. His work appears in SCRAWL, Emerald Press, Route 7 Review, Edify Fiction, Weekly Degree, The Blue Mountain Review, fws:journal of literature & art, Paragon Press, The Anti-Languorous Project, Contemporary Expressions, Soliloquies Anthology, Please See Me, The Rainbow Poems(UK), AIPF Anthology, and Abstract Elephant. He contributed to Adirondack Center for Writing: PoemVillage-2019/20/21 & Response II. He is an Ageless Authors judge 2020.
JAYANTHI RANGAN – MEMORY PRECIPICE
I am a person of color from India and my poems are words of color. My recent publications are with Eclectica, Elevation Review, Rigorous, Poet’s Choice, Wingless Dreamer and Indolent Books. My short stories are published in Twisted Vine Literary Publication, Corner Club Press and Bookend Review. I am involved with teaching varied groups, creating dishes and being a town meeting member. Sincerely, Jayanthi Rangan
BRETT SALTER – LIKE AN ELEPHANT
My background in writing stems mostly from the inspiration I found as a kid when I read Fantasy and Sci-Fi books. These include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Xanth Novels, The Time Quintet, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. In my formative years, I joined several punk rock bands and wrote songs, poetry, and short stories aplenty. As an adult (?) I took on a dare and wrote the first book in my Talisman Series. I loved the feeling it gave me and the idea of inspiring others so much that I kept writing until I had an entire series. @Talismanbrett
A huge round of applause for our brilliant contributors: