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PiP
March 17th, 2016, 11:53 AM
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In celebration of National Poetry Month (https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home) 2016
we are pleased to announce WF's inaugural Grand Invitational Poetry Challenge!






Grand Invitational Poetry Challenge
(2016)

Competition will commence April 1st, 2016


Hosted by PiP (http://www.writingforums.com/members/51566-PiP) and Harper Cole (http://www.writingforums.com/members/58533-HarperCole)





~ 4 ways to Win ~






First Place

$50
One Year FoWF
1 print or digital copy of My Cruel Invention: A Contemporary Poetry Anthology, edited by Bernadette Geyer (print retail is $16.99 each).
WF Prize Challenge Winner (http://www.writingforums.com/awards.php?do=viewaward&award_id=25)Medal
Automatic qualification in 2017's competition, should there be one and if it works the same way.
Automatic Inclusion into WF's Anthology, if produced.




Second Place
$25
Six Months FoWF

Third Place
$10
One Month FoWF

People's Choice Award*
$10
One Month FoWF
(What is the People's Choice Award, you ask? After the competition closes,and judges have commenced writing their critiques, a poll will be set up to allow the illustrious members of WF to vote for their favorite entry.)



The Prompt: Spaces Unseen

Venue: Poetry Challenges Forum (http://www.writingforums.com/forums/57-Poetry-Challenges)


Submission Opens: 1st April (Midnight GMT)
Submission Closes: 14th April (Midnight GMT)



Entrants will either be a: Winner of Previous Monthly Poetry or Pip Poetry Challenge (2014/2015)
or
A Star 5 Judge or higher who has judged a Pip Poetry Challenge (2015)

Invitations to be sent out soon!




~ Rules of Engagement ~
The Rules of Play


* 200 word limit.
* No Prose entries
* Only one submission per member
* All forum rules apply: Please refer to them here (http://www.writingforums.com/faq.php?faq=rules_and_guidelines#faq_n_mber_rules) .
* You are free to interpret the prompt in any way you wish, though of course, site rules apply.
* Do not post comments in this thread. Any discussion related to the challenge can take place in the Bards' Bistro (http://www.writingforums.com/threads/89754-The-Bards-Bistro).
* We respectfully request that you refrain from using the like, thanks, or LoL buttons until after the Challenge has closed.
* The inclusion of explanatory text or links of any kind within an entrant's Challenge post is prohibited and shall be promptly removed.
* Kindly make sure your entry is properly formatted and error free before you submit to the Challenge Host (http://www.writingforums.com/members/51566-PiP). Please use the 'Advanced' option and then Preview before pressing submit.


Entries submitted to PiP (http://www.writingforums.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=51566)

Condition of entry grants non-exclusive publication rights to WF and its affiliates
Considered inclusion for the proposed follow-up anthology.



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PiP
March 19th, 2016, 01:30 PM
Invitations have now been sent! Please check your PM box :)


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Aquilo
March 19th, 2016, 10:30 PM
Woohoo -- can't wait to see how many enter!

James Hercules Sutton
March 19th, 2016, 10:36 PM
What is a "PM Box"? Have one to enter.

Hairball
March 19th, 2016, 10:42 PM
What is a "PM Box"? Have one to enter.

Your inbox, where you get PMs from folks here. But this might be by invitation only, but you can ask the admins and mods.

PiP
March 19th, 2016, 11:03 PM
Have one to enter.

Hi James,

Only winners of the Monthly Poetry (http://www.writingforums.com/forums/57-Poetry-Challenges) or Pip Poetry Challenge (http://www.writingforums.com/forums/229-The-Purple-Pip-Challenges) (2014/2015) or
A Star 5 Judge or higher who has judged a Pip Poetry Challenge (2015) are eligible to enter

If you enter one of the challenges and win you will qualify next year :)

Lewdog
March 19th, 2016, 11:16 PM
Oh darn...well good luck to everyone else. :sulkiness:

PiP
March 19th, 2016, 11:20 PM
Oh darn...well good luck to everyone else. :sulkiness:

Hey Lew, why not enter the the poetry challenges for the rest of this year? If you're not in you can't win!

PrinzeCharming
March 19th, 2016, 11:25 PM
I am looking forward to next year's round! Good luck to those eligible. :)

Darkkin
March 20th, 2016, 01:35 AM
:read: (Poetry Fubbing for Fun and Profit(?) in 2017). :read:

PiP
March 20th, 2016, 11:17 AM
:read: (Poetry Fubbing for Fun and Profit(?) in 2017). :read:

I like it! Is there an F word or 'ph' you can use instead of profit?

Darkkin
March 20th, 2016, 12:54 PM
:read: (Poetry Fubbing for Pun and Frophit in 2017...) :read:

Step one...Put down this ridiculous book.
Step two...Breathe.
Step three...Try.

PiP
March 20th, 2016, 01:00 PM
:read: (Poetry Fubbing for Pun and Frophit in 2017...) :read:
.

*laughing!* You are a natural!

joshybo
March 24th, 2016, 03:51 AM
:read: (Poetry Fubbing for Fun and Fortune in 2017). :read:

​Perhaps?

Darkkin
March 24th, 2016, 03:55 AM
:read: Poetry Fubbing, the Truth Revealed! Fallacy and Failure by Phase. :read:

PiP
March 24th, 2016, 09:01 AM
:read: (Poetry Fubbing for Fun and Fortune in 2017). :read:

​Perhaps?


:read: Poetry Fubbing, the Truth Revealed! Fallacy and Failure by Phase. :read:

*laughing* these are great!

any further contributions from the audience, please?

Phil Istine
March 25th, 2016, 08:21 AM
I realise that two hundred is the maximum word count, but I wonder if there are any thoughts on a minimum; how few there may be before a poem is marked down for its perceived paucity on word count alone.

Phil Istine
March 25th, 2016, 08:35 AM
I like it! Is there an F word or 'ph' you can use instead of profit?

Mustn't tell the joke about the pheasant plucker.
No! Don't do it!

aj47
March 25th, 2016, 01:42 PM
I realise that two hundred is the maximum word count, but I wonder if there are any thoughts on a minimum; how few there may be before a poem is marked down for its perceived paucity on word count alone.

What number would you suggest?

Darkkin
March 25th, 2016, 01:55 PM
What number would you suggest?

A minimum of five, maybe? Not including the title.

Phil Istine
March 25th, 2016, 03:00 PM
What number would you suggest?

By continuing with my poem, I think I've arrived at a solution.
I had twenty five words originally. It felt like they needed reinforcements, but I fell in love with the twenty five and didn't want to risk spoiling them :) .
However, in writing, it seems to be traditional to write in threes, so I reckon that two more stanzas of similar length ought to do it - the trick being to do this without diluting quality*. It's not as if I'm on a tight deadline with nearly three weeks remaining.
So, three stanzas comprising about seventy five words ought to do it I feel. If it becomes too difficult to retain quality, I may settle for two at a push - so around fifty words.


*Bearing in mind that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

midnightpoet
March 25th, 2016, 03:23 PM
I have the opposite problem, whittling it down from 250 words. Good luck to everyone.:-p

aj47
March 25th, 2016, 03:53 PM
I realise that two hundred is the maximum word count, but I wonder if there are any thoughts on a minimum; how few there may be before a poem is marked down for its perceived paucity on word count alone.


What number would you suggest?


A minimum of five, maybe? Not including the title.

It's too late for this year, but why not wait to see if that is a legitimate issue before considering codifying it for the future. While it is theoretically possible to write a five-word lanterne, I don't know that it would be any good. I'm not sure what one could write with four or fewer words, other than a sentence fragment. Yet there is that school of folks who believe that labeling something a poem is the only requirement for poetry.

Darkkin
March 25th, 2016, 04:47 PM
I'm a long winded gibberer with 198...:rolleyes: The page was an inky mess after the battle, but the worlds that matter, well, they're still there. And Phil, twenty-five seems highly reasonable. Consider things like haiku, a few words, big meaning.

Glyax
March 25th, 2016, 04:53 PM
It's too late for this year, but why not wait to see if that is a legitimate issue before considering codifying it for the future. While it is theoretically possible to write a five-word lanterne, I don't know that it would be any good. I'm not sure what one could write with four or fewer words, other than a sentence fragment. Yet there is that school of folks who believe that labeling something a poem is the only requirement for poetry.

Saddest;
The heart feigning
happiness.

I did 5 words.... does that count?? :P

Darkkin
March 25th, 2016, 05:29 PM
Five, you have a little wiggle room...Four or less, from a coherency standpoint it becomes questionable...As with everything, it is completely subjective. My shortest piece...Seven words. I am a disgrace to paucity. :offended:

aj47
March 26th, 2016, 01:34 AM
Well, I think of escorial. I'm sure if there's a three-word poem out there, he can build it from scratch.

Darkkin
March 26th, 2016, 01:37 AM
Well, I think of escorial. I'm sure if there's a three-word poem out there, he can build it from scratch.


True that. It is a knack I will never have. Hats off to those who do.

PiP
April 12th, 2016, 12:47 AM
We now have TEN entries!

Any more? Remember if you're not in you can't win!

13198

PiP
April 14th, 2016, 07:16 PM
Reminder: The Challenge is closing in just over four hours!

aj47
April 16th, 2016, 11:43 AM
Well, I think of escorial. I'm sure if there's a three-word poem out there, he can build it from scratch.

When I did my "Self-Centoed Bitch" piece, I discovered I'd written a 3-word poem.

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