Contests

End of Summer Poetry Contest: Going LIVE with Results in 3. . 2. . 1. .

Calling All Bloggers!

I will be going LIVE on Facebook later today. For an exact countdown to the moment, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter where I will be posting updates! During this LIVE broadcast, I will be talking about my own blogging experiences, answering questions from other bloggers and revealing who won the End of Poetry Contest!

Going Live

I hope to see many of you there!

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Contests

Flash Fiction Contest Ends on Friday

The Flash Fiction Contest hosted through my blog will be closing on Friday at midnight PST.

Remember, flash fiction should be under 100 words, you can either leave your submission in the comment section or link back to your post.

If you want extra points, quickly reblog (“Press This”) the contest or link back to it!

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The clock is counting down, the time is running out, so don’t be late, get those submissions in!

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Contests, The Agency Games

Hunger Games Box-Set Giveaway!

The Giveaway is still going and ends when I hit 1,000 followers! As the numbers keep climbing, don’t miss out on your opportunity to enter!

Who doesn’t love The Hunger Games series? Would you like your own box set? See the below post for all Giveaway Guidelines and Rules! Subscribe with your email address and reblog the original post which can be found by clicking HERE!

While you’re here, who is your favorite Hunger Games character besides the main three (Katniss, Peeta, and Gale)???

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900 Followers and Counting . . . Time for a GIVEAWAY!

Thank you to all of my followers who have made this possible!

I started this blog in October 2017 and as of today, I have reached 900+ followers!

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This is such a huge accomplishment for me! I want to give a special shout out to those followers who I engage with every week! So to those who are regularly stopping by, liking, and leaving a comment, (you know who you are):

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!

Now, that I’ve hit the 900s, I want to host my first-ever Giveaway! That’s right, I’m going to reach for the stars and attempt to hit that 1,000 mark! Here’s how it will work!

 

Giveaway Prize:

  • In keeping with my love of The Hunger Games trilogy, I will be mailing out a brand new box-set, containing all three books to the winner of this Giveaway! This box set includes The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. You will receive it to the address of your choosing (within the United States) in plenty of time to read up and get re-acquainted with these beloved characters before my book The Agency Games is published. Don’t you just love the smell of new books? Don’t you love the Hunger Games? The odds could be in your favor to win, if you just follow the rules down below:

Rules:

  • In order to win this fabulous box set, you must follow two simple rules.
    • You must be subscribed to my page to be considered for the drawing. Not subscribed yet? Not to worry, go to my home screen and click the lovely button that says FOLLOW 🙂
    • You must also reblog this Giveaway on your own blog and leave it up for the remainder of the Giveaway for an extra entry!

The Giveaway ends with the 1,000th Follower and the Winner will be announced the next day!

 

There you have it everyone! Thank you again so much for your support, it means the world to me!

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Poetry

Would you like FREE criticism on your POETRY?

Hello Everyone!

The poetry contest was an absolute success and I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you to everyone who participated, your wonderful poems were read with extreme pleasure.

As a professor of English, a book-enthusiast, and a closet-poet, I could not help but wish to offer constructive criticism on the poems as a thank you to many of the poetry contest participants!

However, it is up to YOU if you would like to hear it.

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Therefore, if you so desire (unlike Dan up there), I am offering a FREE critique/response to your single poem that you submitted to the contest if you so desire. At this time, I am only offering feedback on poems that were previously submitted to contest. There are only a few rules.

  1. Please be aware that even if I LOVED your poem, I am offering constructive criticism which may include suggesting that you change your poem
  2. If you are desiring such a critique, please comment below with the link to the poem you chose so that I can easily access it. Also, please provide an email for me to contact you with the critique.
  3. After I have given you my critique, please RE-POST your poem, how you improved it, why you made the changes (or did not make the changes) I suggested and link back to my blog.
  4. Now of course, I cannot force you to do this as I will have already given you my input so I’m kind of going off an honor system here and hope that if you find the free critique helpful in any way that you will return the favor by reposting and linking back to my blog.
  5. Also, due to time constraints I am only guaranteeing to critique the first 20 poems posted in the comments below, but I will note if I am able to do more at a later date.

 

If you are interested please comment below with your poem.

Also, because of the expected high demand, please be aware that I will be going in order of who comment first and am only guaranteeing to critique the first 20 poems posted in the comments below. It may take me several days to return your poem with comments.

I will note if I am able to do more at a later date.

If you have any questions, please ask!

 

Happy Writing Everyone!

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LAST DAY for Poetry Contest

Hey Everyone! Just a reminder that today is the last day to submit a poem to the contest. I will be closing the submission in 12 hours.

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There have been some INCREDIBLE submissions, it is going to be so hard to choose a winner!

 

Speaking of . . .

 

I will be announcing the winners TOMORROW!!!

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Poetry

Update on Poetry Contest

This contest has been such a success!

First, I just want to give a huge THANK YOU to all the participates and even to those who are not participating but are sharing the contest for others to see.

There were over +50 competitors and you all brought your A-game!

I am seeing SO MUCH TALENT in these poems, it’s incredible. Honestly, there are so many amazing poems that I will likely give the grand prize (the publicity and the book) to the winner but I will also name the second and third place winners.

Also, I plan on periodically posting the poems that I found particularly wonderful. I say “particularly” because most of these poems are indeed wonderful. If there are any poets who are participating and do NOT want me to share their poem on my blog, please be sure to tell me so in the comment section below.

Again, a HUGE thank you to everyone involved! Remember that the last date to submit is November 20th and I will be announcing the winner shortly after on November 21st 😀

Also, if you are just seeing this contest, there is still time to get in your submission! Please be sure to read the original post for all rules:

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/136794517/posts/448#comment-262

 

Happy Writing Everyone!

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Poetry Contest

Contest is NOW closed, thank you!

If you are wanting to participate in my latest End of Summer Poetry Contest, click here!

 

Are you a poet? Do you enjoy writing poems until your heart is sore or until it soars?

Well, I happen to LOVE reading poetry so I would like to hold a poetry contest! Read the rules and prizes below!

Rules:

  • To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my page (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
  • Leave your poem or a link to your chosen poem in the comments below.
  • I will be using a point system to chose the winner:
    • You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
    • You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back
    • Your poem will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity, structure, content, and overall awesomeness. While we are near the holidays, you do not have to write a holiday poem (although you are welcome too as well!)
    • Technically someone can still win without sharing my contest, but sharing would provide additional points for any poems that are tied.
    • Because of the expected high volume of submissions, please keep your poem at a reasonable length. For sure no poems 3 pages +. If you have any questions regarding length, feel free to ask in the comment section!
    • You can only submit one poem per blogger.
  • Last date for submissions is November 20th!

Prizes:

  • The WINNER of this poetry competition will received two things
    • FIRST, their poem and their blog/bio will be featured on my site. This will be a great chance for you to get some publicity on another blogger’s site.
    • SECOND, they will receive a copy of The Dazed Starling. This journal contains poetry and short stories (one of which is mine!)

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So get writing, because I cannot wait to start reading!