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Monthly Poetry Challenge

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"A Reason to Smile" Voting Thread

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A reminder for all entrants: you are obligated to cast at least one vote in the poll. Failure to do so will result in your entry being disqualified.

Welcome one and all to the Poetry Challenge voting poll! Please read all of the entries

and then proceed to cast votes for as many pieces as you see fit, but please keep in mind that entrants may not vote for their own work. If you vote for yourself, your entry will be disqualified.

All entries are eligible to receive critique. Critique for entries posted on the public should be posted in this thread. Critique for entries posted on the secure board must be posted in the secure critique thread which may be accessed here

***Please be mindful of where your critique is being posted so that the first rights of entrants are not compromised.

I remind everyone that all critique, and responses to...

July 2021 Poetry Challenge " A Reason to Smile"

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July 2021 Poetry Challenge

Hello everyone- I’m your new host, many of you may know me, some of you not, but rest assured that I’ll keep Lisa’s baby breathing and cooing. I may change a few things around from time to time but nothing major. This month is going to be a regular month. I’m thinking of only doing the anonymous once a month rather than every other week. I'll explain that later on in the bistro. So, tell your muse to start working and let your poetic story be heard. And remember the most important thing---Have fun… I know I’m a day early…


This is a “regular” month; therefore, entrants must post their own entries this month.

Discussion regarding any entry, or any challenge related issues, may take place in either Bistro during any phase of the challenge. Kindly be mindful that secure entries are only discussed in the Secure Bistro to preserve the first rights of entrants.

Please remember that in submitting an entry you are...

June Challenge: “Walking on Eggshells”

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This is a “regular” month, therefore, entrants must post their own entries this month.​

Discussion regarding any entry, or any challenge related issues, may take place in either Bistro during any phase of the challenge. Kindly be mindful that secure entries are only discussed in the Secure Bistro to preserve the first rights of entrants.

Please remember that in submitting an entry you are obligated to cast at least one vote in the poll once it is opened. Failure to do so will result in your entry being disqualified.

The prompt for this month's challenge, as chosen by TuesdayEve and Firemajic is Walking on Eggshells

You are free to interpret the prompt in any way you wish, though of course, site rules apply. If you are unsure of the challenge rules please read the 'stickies' at the top of the board. Please note that all entries are eligible to receive critique in the voting thread.

The inclusion of explanatory text or...
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