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Rules Update

Announcing Ashok's "Short Poem Contest." The idea is to get people to write really short poems if they haven't already. Can you make every word - maybe even syllable - count? I hope those of you who haven't tried poetry at all will try something for the contest.

Rules

30 words maximum per entry; no set form. Only one original entry per contestant (don't recycle old material, please). Theme is "music" - you can do whatever you want with that, including base your poem on a song lyric (perhaps use the lyric as an epigraph?) Poems must be in English.

The contest will end in 14 days: deadline is May 8th. Just write anything, and write quickly. I'm not here to be snobby about poetry. I want to get people writing, getting to know each other, and promoting each other. I will add anyone who participates to my watchlist, and as some of you are aware, I do provide feedback and try to keep up with as many as I can on here.

I do advise that before you submit a short poem, you read some of what I've written about haiku. This analysis of one by Basho isn't a long read. Watch also what Emily Dickinson does with 21 words.

I request that you link to this post in the description of your poem - spread the word about the contest & make it clear what is an entry for it. Send me a note with a link to your poem, and do feel free to put it in my profile's comments. Don't forget to send a note, though - I'm going to be watching my notes mainly for entrants.

Prizes

I'm accepting donations for prizes. I might buy some points and give them out, but I'd rather do something different. If any of you write something spectacular, I was thinking of asking your permission to put it on my main blog - ashokkarra.com . With 25,000 visitors a month, you'd probably get considerably more attention, but I don't know.

There will be a first and second place prize. Also, a prize for the person who promotes this contest the most - obviously, don't spam people, but if you get a few of your friends to participate, you should get a little something more.

Hope to be reading your work soon!
  • Listening to: Bach
  • Reading: Nietzsche, "Beyond Good and Evil"
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Drinking: coffee
:iconakarra:

Short Poem Contest!by akarra

Journals / Literature Features©2012-2015 akarra
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Writer
Aww, I missed the dead line. And I had someting written and everything!
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:iconrose-from-the-ashes:
rose-from-the-ashes Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
entry: [link]
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:icontashihazeldine:
TashiHazeldine Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Writer
My entry: [link]
I'll admit it's hopeful, but I had so much fun :3
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LadyMortimus Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm definitely going to enter :)
*Runs off to look at your gallery & etc* !
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
May I ask what your policy is on hyphen usage is? I tend to compound words together with hyphens sometimes and I've done it this time. Should I avoid this altogether or keep it but just not push the limit?
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akarra Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Writer
Just be fair to the other contestants. Some really struggled with the 30 word limit. I won't mind a hyphenated word or two, but it'll really help if you're well under the limit.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Will do! :salute:
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KyeWriting Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Here's Leprechaun, my super weird entry XD

Peace :peace:
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:iconnova92:
nova92 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks for the opportunity.

here.
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:iconcybertaz13:
cybertaz13 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
here is mine:

[link]
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:iconblurequiem:
BluRequiem Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Entry~ [link]
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:iconnananie:
Nananie Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Here's mine : [link]
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:iconindigohan:
Indigohan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Here's my entry.

[link]

I liked the challenge
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:iconindigohan:
Indigohan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Okay, challenge accepted. I'm in. Plus you picked the subject guaranteed to push every button I have
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:iconchristianonfire7:
Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds fun, I'll try to work something together for it in a couple days. ^^
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:iconheavenlytouch:
heavenlytouch Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, where can I submit my poem for this contest ? :)
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Writer
If it's on your dA, just send me a note with the link - thanks!
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:iconheavenlytouch:
heavenlytouch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I will. Thanks for the information ! :)
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Writer
I'll have to work on this :D
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:icondna-the-authoress:
DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Yes! I'm trying to work on brevity- this will be nice compared to 6 word stories, but a challenge compared to 221B ficlits. Anywho, challenge accepted! :D
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:iconlilythluna:
LilythLuna Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I'm in! Morkner reccomended this to me.
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Writer
Can't wait to see your entry!
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ArtsyAmbassadorArt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll have to see what I can brew up for this. I love music, so it shouldn't be too difficult, but then there's reducing it to 30 words. Hmm.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll donate a custom box feature for first and second place.
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Writer
Woah! Alright, I'll mention that in the rules. Thank you so much!

I've got about 20 submissions already. Things have been slow today, but I imagine I could very easily have 100 submissions to this thing in all.
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Any time :) 20 submissions? Wow!
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Writer
It's just been 2 days. I've only had one so far today, though.
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
That's very good, you must be pimping it well.
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Writer
I'm trying. It's tough because there isn't a "snowball" effect. It's more like you keep pushing and your efforts start fading a bit and you need to push that much more.

But still, I think it's worth it to try and get as many as possible this time out. The contest is getting people to look at their word choice more carefully.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:nod: You're doing very well.
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I have ideas! Expect an entry by next week. 30 words is a great constraint. :eager:
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Kymira12 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] < My entry :D It's probably not eligible since I can't fit it down to 30 from 34 but thought I might share anyway :D
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somenightowl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heres my entry [link] :dummy:
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:iconheartxofxchains:
heartxofxchains Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
[link] to my entry!
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:iconscythemeistermaka5:
scythemeistermaka5 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] my :music: poem
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Melonjuice23 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Photographer
ENTRY for yo!! [link]
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
Got it - thanks for participating!
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:iconmrs-freestar-bul:
Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wishing you all the best luck. Sounds like a great contest.
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
It's going great: got a ton of submissions. Kinda wish more people said hi, though.
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:iconmrs-freestar-bul:
Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you will have more submissions :)
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:iconnidawa:
nidawa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
got an entry here
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:iconblurequiem:
BluRequiem Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be submitting my piece as soon as I can! Thanks for creating this contest to get people writing and communicating~
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:iconarchaicglint:
archaicglint Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Writer
Done:

This is my entry: [link]
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
Got it - thanks so much!
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:iconarchaicglint:
archaicglint Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
No prob :D also thanks for the fave and the watch :D
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
I'm a firm believer you should get something for participating in a contest. I'm not here to judge you: the purpose is to build community and promote each other.
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:iconarchaicglint:
archaicglint Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
Amen to that :D I'm browsing some of my fellow participants work :D
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1Puppeteer1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Basically a poem about my plaything the piano.
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always-cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just submitted mine! I hope you enjoy it!! :D
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:iconakarra:
akarra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
It was a nice poem - very grateful you submitted!
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