Post by Elisabeth TenBrink Kelley, co-founder
This contest is now closed.
Hello everyone! Had a fun Halloween? I sure did, though no one recognized my costume. Seriously, how many creatures have a tail that splits into two? (I was Espeon, by the way.) Because of this wonderful, festive time of year (Halloween, Thanks Giving, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.) Catsi had the wonderful idea of a holiday-themed contest. We're not picky, so you can make it about any holiday you'd like! Valentines Day, Veteran's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Caviar Day... I'm not kidding, that last one is real. Look up "holiday calendar" and you'll find more than enough to write about. Anyway, this is a poetry contest. Any kind of poetry (including freestyle) on any holiday. They can even be mythical holidays. The prize is, as always, as much publicity as we can give you, unless you ask us not to.
Include "holiday contest" in the subject line
Submit to email@example.com
Submissions must be attached in doc., docx., or txt format
You may include a short, 200 word, bio, plus a picture
You may also include links, either in your bio or separate from them
Submissions must be PG-13 or cleaner
ALL rights remain with the creator, we only ask that we be allowed to display your poem and bio on the website and newsletter, but if you would rather we didn't, let us know in the email. It will not impact your chances of winning.
Please do not include your name in the attached document, only in the body of the email
You must be the sole creator of your poem, or have the permission of all the other creators and have been an integral part of making it
Previous and simultaneous submissions are welcome
You may submit as many pieces as you'd like
The deadline is December 20th
Results will be published January 1st
I can't wait to see what you guys make! With any luck, we'll have those ads up soon, meaning occasional cash prizes! Remember, if you have any questions, you can either comment down here, or email us at the same address as you submit to.
We have one other contest open, this one for not only poetry, but art and prose as well! See details here.