Complexity in Art  July 18, 2014 - August 18, 2014

Reading and Deliberating


Submit your most convoluted metaphors, your most complex allegories, your thick and involved cadences too heavy for the paper they rest on. Both poetry and prose are welcome. Winning entries will require not just the most thought to pick apart, but must also reward close reading by striking a meaning through their storm. The gift of manipulating language and ideas to the farthest degree is rewarded here; I'm looking to read your serious literary ventures.


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Cambridge, MA


27 Contestants
63 Submissions
Created Jul 18, 2014

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any Member can Submit
  • All types of Writing can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 3 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 7/18/2014 - 8/18/2014
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


shutbudholdsabee is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact shutbudholdsabee if you have any further questions.

Recent Submissions

Epic Epic

A Poem by Rick Puetter

Words Words

A Poem by ~Sorcha~

Yellow Cars Yellow Cars

A Poem by Ty