Group-Sponsored Poetic Prose Contest
|May 28, 2016
Poetic Prose is prose which has some of the defining attributes of poetry. Perhaps it is beautiful to read. Perhaps it is not quite beautiful, and instead its subject matter is exemplified by the careful use of words—so staccato sounds are used to punctuate a fast flurry of action, or onomatopeia brings the slaughterhouse alive around us, or assonance and consonance bring to us the attributes of the world and characters you are writing about. Poetic Prose can be prose which attains a certain sheen of poetry, or it can be prose poetry which is poetry in the form or prose. This contest is for anything at either extreme or in-between. For help and examples please sign up to the group, where you will find discussions on what the term means and examples to peruse: www.scribophile.com/groups/poetic-prose/
Please submit: a self-contained scene, vignette or story of maximum 1,500 words. Please ensure this is new writing (e.g. not an excerpt from a work you've previously written). Aim for whatever you think is poetic: the thoughts of a character, the observations of someone upon the world, an objective narrator's view of behaviour and substance, a stream-of-consciousness swirl of madness, a retelling of a fable or folktale. In fact, anything goes in terms of theme and focus of narrative. In terms of poetry it must look like prose (in paragraph blocks): this is called prose poetry. Please see examples in the group. If you submit poetry in verse form (line breaks) it will not be considered.
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To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Poetic Prose Contest". Your work will automatically be considered.
The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
No novel chapters, please.
Prose poetry accepted, not standard poetry in verse format with line breaks. Examples of prose poetry can be found on Poetic Prose group discussion board.
Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.
Honorable mentions will be notified in the contest thread in the forums and via scratchpad of authors.
Submissions of 1,500 words or less.
The contest will run from now until Midnight, May 28th 2016, UTC. The winners will be announced within a month.
Max two entries per person. Further entries will be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Winners will be selected by members of the group sponsoring the contest.