Create your own meter

Poetry Contest
Write a poem with a different meter per stanza (minimum of 4).
It can be about any topic you like. There is no right or wrong way to do this, its just about making a poem that changes rhythm, so experiment and see if you can create your own type of metered poem! The best meter creation should win!

First stanza: iambic pentameter
Second Stanza: Anapestic Pentameter
Third Stanza: Trochaic Pentameter
Etc..etc...

Or if you want, create your own rhythm too, it does not have to be
Dum..DA..dum..Da etc.
Maybe you want to do

..dum...dum...dum...DA, dum...Da...dum...DA..
It is your choice.


The contest winner will win the full prize pool. This is a winner take all contest. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Wednesday, May 22, 2019.




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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.

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:

    The voting should be based on the best meter created! It is about originality!


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.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

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