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March 14, 2020  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest

GUIDELINES:

  • First Prize: $100 + Complimentary copy of the book

  • Second Prize: $50 + Complimentary copy of the book

  • Third Prize: $30 + Complimentary copy of the book

  • Winners and Top 10 finalists will receive the certificate of appreciation via post. ​

  • Judge: Ruchi Acharya​

  • Theme: Nature Poetry

  • Entry fee: $5 https://www.paypal.me/winglessdreamer

  • Submit via email: editor@winglessdreamer.com

  • Closing Date: 30th April 2020

​Entries for the WinglessDreamer Poetry Prize 2020 are now closed. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.

RULES & HOW TO ENTER

  • The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over

  • Entries may be submitted via submittable or via email editor@winglessdreamer.com alongwith paypal receipt of $5 at https://www.paypal.me/winglessdreamer

  • Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style. It’s best if it would be a poem on nature.

  • They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines (excluding title)

  • 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.

  • Entry fee: $5 for first poem in a single submission.

  • Closing date: midnight on 30 April 2020. Entries received after this time will not be considered.

  • Where a poem is longer than one page, please clearly include the title on each page.

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

  • Our judge will read all entries.

  • No person may win more than one prize, though more than one poem may feature in the list of Commended and Highly Commended poems.

  • No changes can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.

  • 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.

  • The winners will be contacted by email or post and the result will be announced on 15th May.

  • To read more about ownership and rights, please read our policy and guidelines here: https://winglessdreamer.com/community-policy-guidelines/

Announcements

May 22, 2020  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

This summer we had many, many submissions that pulled at our heartstrings as the summer breeze pulls at our bodies, inviting us to come to life once more. These poems sunkissed our minds in the way the sun kisses our bodies this season. This made it incredibly difficult to choose a winner.

Winner or not, on behalf of the Wingless Dreamer Team, we congratulate all the participants for their time, dedication, and initiative. The ability to express one’s emotions through poetry is in itself, an incredible achievement. We Would also like to welcome any new poets and authors to the Wingless Dreamer Community. We hope you have an amazing experience with us and our existing community members.

Without further ado, let’s announce the winner, runner-ups, and honourable mentions!

The winner of the Wingless Dreamer Summer Poetry Contest is… Sibanando Patro for his poem “Burning Flowers”! Congratulations, Sibanando! Well done. You’ve won a $100 USD honorarium!

We are also pleased to announce the second-place winner. The judges selected… Robert Klein for his poem “Half Finished”! Congratulations, Robert! We would like to acknowledge your effort by giving you a $50 USD Prize!

Finally, the third-place winner who won $30 USD goes to… Michael  Baldwin for his mind-blowing poem ‘Crown Shyness”. It was very well written. Congratulations, Michael!

Also, a huge round of applause for our honourable mentions:

SOPHIA FALCO- IMAGINING 200 TINY ASTRONAUTS

LILY WOLF- FOREST TRIP

GARY BEAUMIER- A CHURCH IN THE LANDSCAPE OF THOUGHT

SHAWN ANTO – THE HOURGLASS SEA AND ITS GHOST

FRANCIS FLAVIN- RAIN IN PAMPANGA
ANGELA SEWALSON- ANTICIPATION
CHAD MCCOMBER- CALIFORNIA’S LITERATURE PARADISE

JENNIFER DEBIE- WOODSTOCK
KELLY ELLIS- MULTNOMAH SUMMER

SCOTT URQUHART- SOFT SHELL

We take pleasure in announcing the top contestants who got accepted in our upcoming issue, Sunkissed.

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