Attics, Boxes, and Trunks

Poetry Contest
Write a poem of at least 8 lines, maximum 40 lines, rhymed or unrhymed. The subject is what you keep, have kept, found, have found or could find in attics, either yours or someone else's, or boxes of any kind, or trunks (the storage containers). The time frame can be present-day or in another century.

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 52.00 member dollars. There are 5 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 72.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.


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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:

    Poem of a minimum 8 lines, 40 lines maximum, rhymed or unrhymed, mention what might be found in an attic, box, or trunk

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 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.

Deadline: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

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Contest Participants

Entered Antique Attics and Trunks
Waiting For Entry
Waiting For Entry
Entered Time Spent in the Attic
Waiting For Entry
Entered Boxes and Bins
Entered Dusty Attic
Waiting For Entry
Entered Mother and Yesteryear
Entered Treasure From Antiquity
Entered Home is Where the Heart Is
Waiting For Entry
Entered My Favorite Treasure