A Different Perspective

Poetry Contest
This is a club event sponsored by the Free Versers.

Write a free verse poem from the perspective of something that is not yourself or any other living thing. You must choose an inanimate object. You can select ANY item you wish, from a coffee cup to the Empire State Building. Your poem will be written as though the object itself has written the poem. For instance, as the coffee cup you might write: "they've switched to tea, woe is me, I gather dust, what must I do, I'm as sad as a coffee cup can be" etc. I'm not saying that is any good. LOL But that is the idea. Remember, a free verse poem is NOT words thrown on a page, it is poetry and uses all the tools of poetry, rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, metaphor, etc. However, as free versers WE decide the formatting. Each piece is our ORIGINAL invention and unique. We follow no patterns; we invent patterns that suit us and what we create.

Only free verse poetry is acceptable. No structured poetry of any kind is allowed.

There are no restrictions on presentation.

There are no restrictions on length.

Remember, your piece MUST be from the perspective of an inanimate object. Do NOT write a piece ABOUT an inanimate object. You are not writing the piece, the OBJECT IS WRITING THE PIECE. If this isn't clear, ask questions in the threads.

If you don't understand the rules, don't enter. You will be disqualified if you don't follow them. I hope I've made them clear.

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 60.00 member dollars. There are 12 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 180.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Monitored by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed.

All contest entries will be reviewed by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. The committee will read all entries to ensure that the contest rules are being followed. If your entry is disqualified you will not be refunded the entry fees. The committee will review the entries when the deadline is reached. The voting will begin after the committee determines that all entries qualify and disqualify those that do not. 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:

    Vote on the highest quality writing.

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.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account. Reserve Your Spot.

Contest Discussions

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 an example michaelcahill 0 17 Mar 14 03:18 PM by michaelcahill

Contest Participants

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Entered A Driftwood Tale
Entered Skyscraper
Entered I'm A vase!
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Entered A Joyful Perspective