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December 4, 2021  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest

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All the winners and commended poets will get a chance to publish their work in our competition anthology.

THE TOP 3 WINNERS WILL GET CERTIFICATES + COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF THE ISSUE

The winners will be promoted on our social media platforms and the books will get published on our website: winglessdreamer.com and on the Amazon Kindle publishing platform. The book will also include your bio-statement alongside your published poem.

Theme: Poems inspired by Robert Frost

 

Your poems can be full of light and laughter or it can capture sorrow, pain, and the fragility of life. Most importantly, it should be inspired by the greatest American poet Robert Frost. You cannot copy any lines from Robert Frost’s poem but can rephrase it in your own words

Judging criteria:

Relevance to the theme – 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%

Entry fee: $5

Deadline: 30th April 2021

RULES AND GUIDELINES

 

  • The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

  • Entries may be submitted via Submittable or via email submit@winglessdreamer.com along with PayPal receipt of $5 at https://www.paypal.me/winglessdreamer

  • Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style as long as it goes well with the theme for the contest.

  • They must be typed and not longer than 20 lines (excluding title).

  • Remember one poem per poet.

  • Poems should be in English, must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another poetry competition, or be the translated work of another poet.

  • All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification.

  • The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • WinglessDreamer Poetry Festival Trustees, employees or associates, or members of their families, may not enter.

  • Please read our Terms and Conditions here.

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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.

Announcements

June 21, 2021 |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

Robert Frost remains a legend in literature – master of words and an inspiration for invested readers in his work. He continues to captivate and inspire readers to this day. His use of language and imagery transports the reader to a world of stunning landscapes and deep introspection. With literary efforts that have stood the test of time, his poems are timeless treasures that will be valued and cherished by generations to come.

We decided to host this inaugural poetry Robert Frost Poetry contest as a way to aid and strengthen poetry writers everywhere, regardless of their experience or background. Just like the works of Robert Frost, this contest was designed to permeate upcoming and aspiring writers everywhere as well as curious scholars wanting to take the step and pick up the pen.

We set out to make this contest as accessible as possible by making it international and maintaining it exciting with an exciting theme. The result was an overwhelmingly talented pool of writers and outstanding poems to choose from. While it was challenging to choose just one winner, we couldn’t be happier with the excellent submissions we received. We wanted to find writers who took the extra effort, the next step, to travel on the road not taken.

We are pleased to announce the grand winner of the Robert Frost Poetry Contest 2021 is:

LUCK-SURE-Y LODGE- AUDREY COLASANTI (inspired by the poem My Butterfly)

The first runner-up is:

FLYING- CATHERINE MARENGHI (inspired by the poem Birches)

The second runner-up is:

OF FIRE AND ICE – ROBERT PENA (inspired by the poem Fire and ice)

The third runner-up is:

THE STINKBUG – ELISE CHADWICK (inspired by the poem Design)

We would like to place our hearty congratulations on all the winners. You’ve done an incredible job. Last but not the least, a huge round of applause to our amazing contributors. Cue the confetti. Keep writing!

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