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May 2, 2020  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Contest

Everyone has a favorite story. The books tended to follow a simple plotline. The characters overcame an obstacle, learned something valuable about themselves, and emerged stronger in the end. So satisfying isn’t? Maybe it’s your time to pick up your favorite storybook from your book-shelf and re-write your favorite story into the form of poetry.


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

  • The winner will receive the winning honorarium of $100.

  • In rare cases re-writing a poem is also welcome only it’s not the replicate of the original but instead truly inspired it.

  • Each participant can submit only one poem along with the name of the story they’re trying to re-write.

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

  • Entries may be submitted via submittable or you can help us to avoid processing costs by submitting your poems through email: with a minimum submission fee of USD $6 at

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Deadline: midnight on 30th JUNE 2020. Entries received after this time will not be considered.

  • The winner and the selected participants will be contacted via email in the month of August. Follow our website

We look forward to hearing all of your poetic expressions!

Wingless Dreamer Publisher is granted First Serial Rights. By submitting your manuscripts with Wingless Dreamer Publisher, the author grants their rights as copyright owners to the Wingless Dreamer publisher. For detailed info, you can read our Terms and Conditions here. Confirmation of entry will be sent via e-mail by Submittable immediately after submission. An announcement of our winners will be posted through Submittable, social media, and our website.

October 22, 2020  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

Sometimes if we feel as though our inspiration well has run dry, we can look to the greats, our predecessors for guidance. What I mean is, sometimes reimagining a classic tale can be fruitful for our creativity and storytelling!

So for this exciting contest, each participant had the chance to reimagine and rewrite their favourite story in the form of a poem. This created endless possibilities of new directions for these timeless tales to travel! Each poet used their own experience and creative skills to shape an “oldy” into a “new-y”. The result? Every poet created a very unique, dynamic, and fresh literary piece. And let me tell you, they were all amazing. But! There were a few that were considered extraordinary. So now, let’s look at the poems chosen to be the winners of this incredible contest!

The winner is…Alex Thompson! Congratulations on winning $100 as well as the winning title!

On behalf of the Wingless Dreamer team, we heartily congratulate you. Keep writing. Your work was impressive.



Born in 1991 in Seattle, US, Alex Thompson writes poetry in his part-time. This is his first publication. Alex is an analyst from Seattle. His interests include jazz music, chess, and computer programming. He is also an avid long-distance runner and maintains a daily workout regimen. Finally, he enjoys travel and likes to meet new people in exciting, distant regions of the world. Currently, he lives in Washington along with his furry roommate.

“When you use the brake you put your life in the hands of your foot. Just something to keep in mind.”-Alex

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