30 Days, 30 Poems For National Poetry MonthSUBMIT
The April 1st Challenge is now open.Write a poem on the topic of “April Fool(s)” [Yes, really.]
Poets will have until about 8:30 AM Eastern Time (USA) to submit their entry to the challenge.VOTE
Vote by commenting on entries for the April 1st Challenge. Voting will be open for 7 days. A winner will be announced on April 8. If the winner so chooses, their poem will appear in our ebook of all the Challenge WinnersUPDATE
The Challenge Calendar has been updated. The April 5 challenge is now up:https://plus.google.com/113857656101490626024/posts/Xp1anmSdbBo
What is this fool's errand you ask? Somehow you have missed the original announcement! But if we 'scape the serpent's tongue, we will make amends 'ere long, else the Jonathan a liar call, so give me your hands if we be friends and Jonathan will post the original announcement right here:National Poetry Month: 30 Days 30 Challenges
It’s a long announcement, please bear with me.
I have what I think is going to be an exciting announcement concerning National Poetry Month.
We have a heck of a challenge for all of you that want to do the equivalent of a double marathon -- but with poetry. At the same time, there will be plenty of opportunity to participate at your own comfort level.
During National Poetry Month we will be holding a 30 Days 30 Challenges
month long event.How it will work:
Every day of the month there will be a new challenge. Poets will have 24 hours to post their response to the challenge. We will be announcing the most
of the challenges four days ahead of time. This way you will have some time to work on them. Submissions will be made to a new (temporary) category: 30 Days 30 Challenges
Six of these challenges are going to be quite difficult. It may take you a week or more to complete some of them, and we have spread them throughout the month so none of them are too close together. Still, it wouldn’t be very fair of us to tell you about these a mere four days ahead of time. So, on Sunday March 16th, we are going to tell you what these six challenges are and when you will have to post them. This will give you over two weeks to get ahead of these über challenges.
All of the 30 challenges will be posted in one post. The post will be continually updated with new challenges based on the time frame I described above. This will be posted in a new (temporary) category called: Challenge Calendar.
In addition, reminders will be posted daily in the [mod] Announcements
All members will be able to vote by commenting on all poems submitted to the challenges. Voting for each challenge will be kept open 7 days after each respective challenge closes.
The winning poem for each challenge will be announced in the Contest Winners
category. It will also be published in a free ebook anthology that I will edit and publish at the close of National Poetry Month. (If the author so chooses.)
Everybody who completes all 30 challenges will be honored at the end of the month. In addition, if you complete all 30 challenges and have not won any of the daily challenges, the moderators will choose one of your poems to be in the anthology as well. (Again, if the author so chooses.)
Members do not have to complete all 30 challenges if they do not wish to. Winning poems for each challenge will be included in the anthology even if the author does not complete every challenge.It Gets Even Better:
Excited? Hold on, because I am about to blow your mind. Contrary to everything that you have been ever told . . . MODS CAN WIN
We will be creating a third temporary category: Mods Can Win.
Every poem any of the mods post anywhere in the community will also be cross-posted to this category during the whole month of April. Each mod will also have one poem included in the e-book, and the community will be able to vote to decide which one makes the cut.One More Time -- Fast:
Three new (temporary) Categories: Challenge Calendar, 30 Days 30 Challenges, Mods Can Win.
Each day a different challenge. Two weeks for the six most difficult ones. Four days of notice for the rest. Twenty-four hours to post.
Vote on your favorites. Winners for each challenge will be published in a free ebook. Complete all 30, and you are guaranteed a spot in the book.
Mods will win, you get to choose which poem by each will be included.Questions? Comments? Please use the comment form below.