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Nonet Poem Contest

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Write a nonet poem. It's a simple format. See the announcement for an example.



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Monitored by Contests This is a poetry contest. Write a submission based on the above prompt. A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine that finishes with just one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

line 1 - 9 syllables
line 2 - 8 syllables
line 3 - 7 syllables
line 4 - 6 syllables
line 5 - 5 syllables
line 6 - 4 syllables
line 7 - 3 syllables
line 8 - 2 syllables
line 9 - 1 syllable

An example:

a pirates playground by Mark Williams

    the ocean is a pirate's playground
    they live their lives upon the sea
    battles are fought to the death
    the loot is divided
    they drink to those lost
    set sail again
    a pirate's
    life for
    me
Carol Johnson originally created this popular writing prompt contest. 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 . There are 2 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. At least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.



A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

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.

Deadline: Wednesday, July 15th at 02:02 AM EST.

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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.

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