Monday, June 2, 2014

Synopsis Contest Winner & Patriotism Poetry Contest Announcement

     Our synopsis contest has concluded, and the winner is Azaria Durant!

     An outlaw fighting for her sister. A slave boy in a desperate flight for freedom. And an ancient curse on a broken golden arrow to decide the fate of both.

     Congratulations, Azaria, and good luck with your book! If you would like to find out more about Miss Durant, visit her website here, or her facebook here.

     I am also happy to announce a new poetry contest! In the spirit of Memorial Day, which just passed, and Independence Day, which is in the month that this contest will close, the theme is Patriotism. While this was inspired by two American holidays, we would love to see poetry of all other countries, though I'm afraid they have to be in English, as Catsi, the other judge, cannot read Spanish. Well, I suppose you could send in something in a different language, but be aware that we aren't very likely to choose a poem we can't understand. Translations are fine, as long as you wrote the original, or were given permission to translate and send it. Any type of poem is fine, and you can submit as many as you want.

Include "Patriotism Contest" or "Poetry Contest" in the subject line

Please send your poem(s) in an attachment (doc., docx., or txt.), one for each poem

Your name or pen name should be in the body of the email, but NOT the attachments

You may include a short bio and links to your website, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc.

This website and its newsletter is teen-friendly, so please, nothing graphic

All rights remain with the poet, we only ask to place the winning and other exemplary submissions on our blog and in our newsletter

If you do not want your poem to appear in our blog or newsletter (many publishers do not accept previously published work) please say so, and we will not

Previous and simultaneous submissions welcome

The contest will end on July 20th and the winners will be announced on August 1st.

Send all submissions and questions to windowtothesoulcontests[at]

We have another contest right now. It's an art contest with the theme "mothers". If or more information, click here.


  1. That sounds cool! Congratulations, Azaria! :)