Lengthy Poem Contest

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We are most pleased to now offer
300 U.S. dollars
to a single winner of a
Lengthy Poem Contest.

Three finalists are now announced for our inaugural contest.
These finalists will published April 5th- 27th.
FAN VOTING begins April 28th, lasting until May 1st.
Winner will be announced on May 3rd.

Submission for ‘s
2021 Lengthy Poem Contest
opens in March of 2020, to close the 1st of January 2021.

Bona-fides, Traffic, Publications
Meet the contest judge Paul-Newell Reaves

Should be at least three full pages of twelve point font and must include line breaks, while no longer than, roughly, chapbook length.

Due to reasons of our internet publication and its daily posts, best to divide the work into parts or sections of some sort, though this is certainly not a strict requirement. Parts should be separately titled, numbered or otherwise differentiated from one another. Uninterrupted works will still be considered.

Poem cycles will be considered.

Should be a clear thread connecting the work. May help establishing such a thread to include a defense, or argument, or some thoughts before or after the poem. This may be published, at your prerogative, alongside the rest of the work.

Send your best work. You will write better, soon.

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As describing taste for poems is unavoidably a futile endeavor, we here present contest judge Paul-Newell Reaves’ favorite poets, along with two poets that he does not appreciate.

Favorites: W.B. Yeats for his epiphanies; Elizabeth Bishop for her softness; Kahlil Gibran for his philosophizing; Jane Shore for her characters; T.S. Eliot for his grandiosity ; Lauryn Hill for her meta-narratives.

Does not appreciate: Wallace Stevens; W.S. Merwin.

Please include a cover letter.
Please include a line count.
Please include a phone number, should our replies be lost. In no way will it be distributed or published.

You may choose to include a brief bio in the third person. Our proudest moments are the opportunities to present under-published authors. If you have none or few prior publications, be sure to tell us.

Email all you wish us to consider in a single downloadable document– PDFs not preferred, as they are difficult to transcribe to our site–
MUST include the subject line “Lengthy Poem Contest”
— to
PNRenterpriZes[at]gmail[dot]com requires only Electronic Rights– including Electronic Archival Rights– and Author maintains all Future Rights.

We adhere strictly to CLMP contest code of ethics.

Please do not submit if you have any affiliation with contest judge Paul-Newell Reaves.

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