As you know, we traditionally hold a poetry contest during National Poetry Month–last year’s “Random Word Contest,” judged by John Corey Whaley, was a smashing success. We’ve waited all year to bring you another one!
This year, to celebrate our fifth year of publication, we are holding the #yarn5 Contest! The #yarn5 is a poetry contest calling for any and all riffs on the number five. This could be anything from 5-line poems to 5-word poems to poems featuring five characters or the five senses to anything marvelously wild and creative and 5-relevant as it can be. Anything is game as long as it fits in the theme of five!
Here are the rules and guidelines:
- Your poem/poems must fit in with the #yarn5 theme.
- Post your poem/s in the Comments section below, and be sure to include your name and contact info. Feel free to talk up the contest and your entry on twitter using the #yarn5 hashtag!
- Submissions will be open from April 1st and will close on April 20th 5pm EST.
- We will compile all the entries and have our guest judge, John Cusick – literary agent with Greenhouse Literary and author of the YA novels, “Girl Parts” and “Cherry Money Baby” – choose a winner and a runner-up.
- The winner will receive a 10-page critique from super-agent John, along with an audio book of “Girl Parts.” The runner-up will get a copy of the print edition of “Cherry Money Baby.” Plus both winners will be given the opportunity to have MORE of his/her fiction/nonfiction/poetry published on YARN!
What are you waiting for? Ready….. Set….. 1……. 2…… 3…… 4……. 5…….!!!!