Lyrical Alliteration July 7, 2011 - July 14, 2011
Use Alliteration (Tastefully)
The one qualification of this contest is obviously that poems contain some form of alliteration. Like all devices of poetry, however, it should be used to enhance the poem, not as the poem's sole purpose. So don't write a poem chalk full of alliteration, expecting to win. Consider the other descriptor word: lyrical. I want to see how you can subtly weave in alliteration in a way that makes your poem flow and sing!
Avoid intentional rhyming and rhyme schemes. Submissions should rely on alliteration for cohesion and flow, rather than rhyming. This will earn you higher consideration.
Keep It Focused
I do prefer shorter poems. You'll have to be very convincing in your structure and flow to engage me through the entire length of a really long poem. I won't say shorter poems will earn higher consideration; it's simply the fact that a shorter poem is more likely to be better constructed.
I will review all winning entries, detailing why I loved it =) I may also review "non"-winning entries, because more than likely I will have to make some hard choices, so those not chosen deserve, in my opinion, an explanation.
I also will likely promote your work on Facebook and such, telling everybody what awesome writers you are (unless you explicitly tell me not to, which of course will be honored). So you never know - you might have random people checking you out and adding your stuff to their favorites . . .
Good luck! Looking forward to reading some lyrical masterpieces ;)
YAY, you won, have a cookie ;-p Oh, and a review and possible promotion
Created Jul 7, 2011