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By: Blog Post | May 28, 2018

Any subject, Any rhymed and metered form, 30 lines max

Pete Harris, Sponsor and Judge

1st - The Eyes Have It, Barbara Blanks

2nd - Insomnia, Lori Goetz

3rd - Retirement Age, Ann Carolyn Cates

1HM - Frightful Curtains, Gail Denham

Category: Contests 

Tags: Monthly, April, 2018 

By: Blog Post | May 28, 2018

 Month SponsorSubject Form Line Limits
 September Florence Bruce
 Any Serious
 Rondeau As prescribed by form
 $15, 10, 5, 1HM
(N/A, Festival)(N/A, Festival)(N/A, Festival)(N/A, Festival)(N/A, Festival)
 November Lori Goetz
 Any, but must contain at least 5 different colors; get out that thesaurus and be descriptive (don't just use red, blue, green, etc.)
 Any 20 max
 $25, 15, 10
 December JoAn Howerton (to be judged by Crystal Robbins Czerwinski)
 Holiday Theme
 Shakespearean Sonnet
 As prescribed by form
 $25, 15, 10, HM
 January William King
 Any Any 40 max
 $15, 10, 5, HM
 February Russell Strauss
 The title of any Elvis song. Please specify the song.
 Any 10-30 lines
 $15, 10, 5
 March Janet Qually
 Any Blank Verse
 10-40 lines
 $15, 10, 5
 April Sarah Gurley
 Spring Surprise
 None TBD
 May PST-NE Any Any 40 max
 $25, 15, 10

Category: Contests 

Tags: Contests, Monthly, 2018, 2019 

By: Blog Post | November 11, 2017

Remember all monthly contest submittals are due to Pete Harris no later than the 20th of the month.


December - "Cleaning House" 20 Lines max. Lori Goetz, sponsor.

January – Elevators, any/20 lines max. Randy Stoker, sponsor.

February – "When I'm 64" or "When I Was 64" whichever is appropriate. Any form. 10-40 lines. Russell H. Strauss, sponsor.

March – Patriotic Theme, any form. 10-40 lines. Janet Qually, sponsor.

April – Any subject, any rhymed and metered form, 30 lines max. Pete Harris, sponsor.

May - Dorsimbra. Sarah Hull Gurley, sponsor.

Category: Contests 

Tags: Contests, Monthly, 2017, 2018 

By: Blog Post | February 27, 2017

These contests are for members only. Please contact us to join!

March Contest: Double Tanka. Renewal. Sponsored by Lee Swart.

April Contest: Any form. Any subject. 10-40 lines. Sponsored by Beverly Seaton.

May Contest: Any form. Subject: The Beauty of Nature. Sponsored by Sarah Hull Gurley. 

Category: Contests 

Tags: Contests, Monthly, March, April, May