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WF's Inaugural Grand Invitational Poetry Challenge (1 Viewer)


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In celebration of National Poetry Month 2016
we are pleased to announce WF's inaugural Grand Invitational Poetry Challenge!

Grand Invitational Poetry Challenge

Competition will commence April 1st, 2016

Hosted by PiP and Harper Cole

~ 4 ways to Win ~

First Place
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 WinnerMedal
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
Six Months FoWF

Third Place
One Month FoWF

People's Choice Award*
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

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)
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
* 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.
* 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. Please use the 'Advanced' option and then Preview before pressing submit.

Entries submitted to PiP

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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Phil Istine

WF Veterans
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.