Break the Bank! Epic poem contest

Poetry Contest
Write an epic poem of at least 100 lines, with a maximum of 200 lines. When I sponsored a "Write a Poem of Length" contest that went to the voting booth in January - I was surprised at how much trouble there was by contestants as to what constituted a line. To keep this clear and understandable, as I want no one to lose their chance at winning over a misunderstanding, this contest requires the poem to be written in quatrains. A quatrain of four lines per stanza means the length of your work should be between 25 and 50 quatrains in length. Every line must have a minimum foot or length of at least 6 syllables. Must conform to one of the following rhyme schemes: A-A-B-B, A-B-A-B, or A-B-C-B.

Write your poem about some kind of conflict in epic proportions. Your story must be original - with at least two new characters involved. Please do not write a story explaining a familair story such as about; the Titanic, Bonnie and Clyde, the O.J. Simpson murder case, etc. Write of fantasy characters or creatures, impossible events, or invented conflicts, like a fictitious battle between Genghis Khan and Napoleon. (Just remember to include at least two completely new characters who will actively participate in the story.) You are required to write a fresh, new, fictional story - in poetic form - with your own characters. For the entry fee, do it up big!




The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 150.00 member dollars. There are 12 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 450.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 3 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: In 5 Days. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.





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Monitored by Thal1959 This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Write an epic poem of at least 100 lines, with a maximum of 200 lines. When I sponsored a "Write a Poem of Length" contest that went to the voting booth in January - I was surprised at how much trouble there was by contestants as to what constituted a line. To keep this clear and understandable, as I want no one to lose their chance at winning over a misunderstanding, this contest requires the poem to be written in quatrains. A quatrain of four lines per stanza means the length of your work should be between 25 and 50 quatrains in length. Every line must have a minimum foot or length of at least 6 syllables. Must conform to one of the following rhyme schemes: A-A-B-B, A-B-A-B, or A-B-C-B.

    Write your poem about some kind of conflict in epic proportions. Your story must be original - with at least two new characters involved. Please do not write a story explaining a familiar story such as about; the Titanic, Bonnie and Clyde, the O.J. Simpson murder case, etc. Write of fantasy characters or creatures, impossible events, or invented conflicts, like a fictitious battle between Genghis Khan and Napoleon. (Just remember to include at least two completely new characters who will actively participate in the story.) You are required to write a fresh, new, fictional story - in poetic form - with your own characters. For the entry fee, $25 member dollars, so do it up big!

    If you do not wish to enter the "Grand Event," please be kind enough to mark your calendars for September 1st, the day the voting booth will open. I wish to encourage as many votes for the works that are entered as possible. This is the ultimate challenge with the maximum sized entry fee. Feeble-hearted writers need not apply. Three months should be sufficient time to conjure up an epic!
    If 18 entries are realized, the winner snares $225 member dollars! Another $225 divided among second and third! Put your funny money where your writing skills and imagination is!


If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

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Contest Entries

Author Name Submission Status
Thal1959 Entered Requiem For The Dragons
alf collier Entered Man and Beast
RebelRose Entered Conflict On The English Coast
kittykct Entered Caught in the Swirl
LoannaLois Position Reserved
Barb Hensongispsaca Entered Ted and Fred Take On Each Other