PAWsome Poetry Contest!

We're awarding $1,300 in cash
& a critique for the winners!

PLUS all entrants get to join the
ICL workshop FREE!

This is a training webinar FREE, just for entering!

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Five cash prizes: $650 for you when you win, $350 for second place,

and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places.


A winning entry can get you published, and some healthy prize money too. See the instructions for this contest below.

In addition, we will publish the winning entries in our newsletter to thousands of readers, on our website, and as a winner, you get a personalized critique from the judge during our follow-up webinar, free to all entrants.

Non-entrants are welcome to join us at the webinar for a small fee of $7. You ONLY pay if you do NOT enter the contest. So if you enter you're ...

- stretching your writing muscles.

- developing a habit of following submission rules.

- getting a shot at winning some of the $1,300 in prize money!

Even if you don't win, you're getting the added bonus of listening to us workshop the winning entries, making them even stronger than before. It's like getting ICL instruction for free! 

Why not join in the fun? Here is a little chunk of some of the chatroom comments from our webinars:

Vicki: I just want to sincerely thank you for the webinar, as it helped me to look at my entry with a new set of eyes. My manuscript now looks like it's been attacked with all my pencil scratchings--replacing, deleting, rearranging--I've got scribble marks and notes everywhere.

Cynthia: It was exciting to enter my first contest ever and to learn what is gleaned from the winners techniques. Great tips and suggestions!

Elizabeth - I love the webinars and always learn so much!

Ricki: This was very informative. Outlining what's needed in a synopsis and the first page was very helpful, along with using synopses and first pages to demonstrate what works and what doesn't. Great job!!!

The winning entries in will be announced (and celebrated!) at the webinar that follows the deadline (entrants will be notified by mail when it will be held), on our Facebook page and our newsletter, where they will also be printed and read by thousands of people!

Get published and read by others 

For this contest:

-> Write a poem in any style (sonnet, haiku, limerick, etc.) but it must include an animal.
-> Submissions can be no more than 500 words.
-> Your poem can be aimed at any age group—children, teens, or adults.
-> A poem does NOT have to rhyme.
TIPS for a great submission:

Read the rules here and see an example of format for this contest.

Submissions will be judged on clarity, liveliness, potential in the market, and your ability to match normal manuscript format (double spacing, clear contact information, no games with fonts).

The winning entries in this PAWsome Poetry Contest will be announced at the live webinar within 90 days after the contest deadline. (All entrants will receive an email announcing the webinar details.)

Win one of five cash prizes!

The contest offers five cash prizes: $650 for the winner, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places. Make sure to follow directions!

Entries must be received by November 5, 2017.

Entrants pay a reading fee of $19, which includes free entrance to the educational (and fun!) workshop webinar following the deadline. Non-entrants may join us, but will pay for a $7 ticket to attend.

You may send multiple entries, but you must enter each separately with the $19 reading fee for each entry. 

The contest’s rules are important. Please read them very carefully.

Good luck, have fun!

Now warm up your computer and write a $650-winning poem!

Please click the yellow button below to enter.

Get published. Get paid. Good luck!

Click the button to enter!