Acrostic Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest
Write an acrostic poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards).

An example:
    Elizabeth it is in vain you say
    "Love not" - thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
    In vain those words from thee or L.E.L.
    Zantippe's talents had enforced so well:
    Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
    Breath it less gently forth - and veil thine eyes.
    Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
    To cure his love - was cured of all beside -
    His follie - pride - and passion - for he died.
- "An Acrostic" by Edgar Allan Poe

So create a poem in this format to enter the contest. The poem can be about anything. It can be based on one or more words. Creative approaches are welcomed. One entry per person. New entries only. Acrostic poetry only.

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.





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Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. The winners will be selected by the Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one week after the deadline passes. Cash prizes delivered by PayPal. Winners also have the option to choose a Visa Gift Card (US residents only) or Amazon Gift Card (where available). Reserve Your Spot.

Contest Discussions


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 Does the Acrostic have to rhyme? kathleenspalding 1 15 May 18 07:23 PM by michaelcahill