General Poetry posted October 25, 2017

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Etheree contest entry

Promotion Hostage

by DragonSkulls

Must you hold hostage our piece promoted?
We pay for three days but get just two
because of someone's negligence?
They can't follow contest rules
so we're all forced to wait,
while masked in limbo?
Promotions bought
fall unseen.


Etheree writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Let's face it, who goes looking to the last page for the big 32 centers to review?
That's right, not very many. I'm sorry I don't have the big bucks to promote my
crap all the way up to the front couple pages so it'll get read by nearly everyone
but every once in a while I do have 10 smackers so what I write will at least pay
a little. That 10 dollar fee only pays for 3 days of viewing. I like entering blind contests
and that's one of the best ways to get a piece read. When it's on the contest page
or when it's in the booth is when it gets the most takers. Like I said, people don't
go searching for the tiny 32 centers. Well, when someone in the contest doesn't
adhere to the rules, the committee, rather than just disqualifying them, gives
them time to get their entry correct. Sometimes this takes a short time, sometimes
it takes more than a day. The whole time everyone else is waiting for them to
get their crap together, the contest is held in limbo. It's no longer on the contest
page nor is it in the booth where people can have their entries read. That is unless
they have it promoted way up there. So for the whole time it's in limbo it's not
being read "or" reviewed. We pay the ten dollars to get the piece promoted for
3 days but it's pretty well only being seen for 2. I think that's a big rip off. I say
if we're going to be forced to wait until their entry is correct and our work isn't
on the contest page or in the booth, our promotion time should also be extended.
Don't hold my promoted piece hostage.

That's where this piece is coming from. I just had to vent. I feel better now, thanks. Haha

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