Twitter Micro-Poetry Contest
|Jan 1, 1970
For the month of June, we'll be running a Twitter-only contest in addition to our on-site Big Contest (TM).
Unlike our normal contests, you don't have to be a Scribophile member to enter—although joining is a fantastic way to get useful, thorough feedback from your fellow writers and poets.
To take part, follow our Twitter account and post a poem of 120 characters or fewer. Your poem must contain the word WEB, in any case, context, syntax, or interpretation you wish, and must also contain a mention to @Scribophile and the hashtag #SCPC1. That's exactly 140 characters—the maximum Twitter allows.
You're free to use the / character to mark line breaks if you like, but keep in mind that doing so will cost you 3 characters each time. If you've used more than 120 characters in your entry, you simply won't be able to post your entry.
One skilled micro-poet will take home $120—one dollar per character—and will receive publication to the Scribophile Writing Blog and Newsletter, along with an interview.
Rules and submission guidelines:
- Create a Twitter account, if you don't already have one.
- Follow Scribophile's twitter account.
- Post a poem of 120 characters or fewer to Twitter, using your account. Your poem must be contain the word WEB, in any context or interpretation you wish.
- To be considered, each entry must contain a mention to @Scribophile and the hashtag #SCPC1. All entrants must be following @Scribophile at the time of judging (If you're brand new to Twitter, check out their site FAQ for hints on hashtags and mentions.)
- Each entrant may only submit a single poem. Entrants who submit multiple poems will be disqualified.
- Entrants are encouraged—but not required—to join Scribophile, the online community that provides serious feedback for writers. Basic membership is free.
- Entries must be received before midnight on June 30th (UTC) to be considered. The winning poet will be contact via Twitter direct message within two weeks of that date, and winners will be announced via Twitter and in the Scribophile forums shortly thereafter.
|$120 and publication of your entry and an interview to the Scribophile Writing Blog & Newsletter