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September 9,  |  2022Wingless Dreamer |  Contest

My Unheard September Poetry Contest by Wingless Dreamer



Wingless Dreamer Publisher is happy to announce a new poetry contest for you. This September, we decided to conduct a theme-based writing contest for our aspiring participants. The theme is MY UNHEARD SEPTEMBER. Based on your interpretation you’re free to write a poem and submit it to us. 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, 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.

  • Email:

  • Subject: My Unheard September

  • Body: Bio in the third person (max. 150 words)

  • Attachment: .doc, .docx file

  • Submittable:


October 8, 2022  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

Hello, beautiful people,

It’s been a splendid journey for our editors to unfold the submissions from all around the world for our poetry contest, My Unheard September. The theme of this contest was to write a poem based on the importance of September in one’s life.

For this poetry contest, we asked writers to explore all aspects of the theme: My Unheard September: whether it’s spontaneous events, profound secrets, unrequited love, or drastic changes, the stories invite readers to explore the possibilities and realities of the ninth month of the year.

We wanted our beloved writers to access their infinite knowledge and creativity to yield the best of the best poetic elements they can come up with. Congratulations to everyone! We are pleased to inform you that the following authors’ poems have been chosen for our upcoming anthology, My Unheard September. To our delight, we received many entries from around the world.

It’s our pleasure to announce the grand winner of the My Unheard September Contest 2022.

The poet who excelled in all the submissions is:


Erin Jamieson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Miami University of Ohio. Her writing has been published in over eighty literary magazines, and her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches at the Ohio State University.

The first runner-up is:


Steve Gerson writes poetry and flash about life’s dissonance. He’s proud to have published in Panoplyzine, Route 7, Poets Reading the News, Crack the Spine, the Decadent Review, Underwood Press, Dillydoun Review, In Parentheses, Vermilion, and more, plus his chapbooks Once Planed Straight: Poetry of the Prairies and Viral: Love and Losses in the Time of Insanity from Spartan Press.

The second runner-up is:


Andy Betz has tutored and taught in excess of 40 years. He lives in 1974 and has been married for 30 years. His works are found everywhere a search engine operates.

A huge round of applause for our top finalists.


Genevieve Hardinge is a university graduate who has worked hard to perfect her poetry and writing skills. She has a profile on Wattpad under @AndromedaWinds where more of her work can be read. She is trying to perfect her art so that she can accomplish her goal of one day becoming a novelist. With herbal teas and furry friends by her side, she is sure she will succeed soon.


Calvin Shaw has works published in Lincoln Universities (MO) publication Arts & Letters, Volumes 23, 24, and 25. He has a poem published in Wingless Dreamer Publisher Midsummer’s Eve anthology. He enjoys comedy and horror because there is a thin line between laughter and pain. He enjoys watching sports and listening to music. He enjoys using his left brain when working as an accountant during the day and using his right brain when writing. @1995calshaw


Brady Spicer was born and raised in the Pensacola, Florida area. He is a graduate of Pensacola State College with an Associate’s degree in General Education and the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies. He enjoys writing poetry, watching movies and collecting comic books. My poems have been accepted in Blackwater Literary Journal, Shemom, Wingless Dreamer, and Poets’ Espresso Review.

Well done. Today we celebrate poetry. Make a toast. Ding.

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