November  October 20, 2009 - November 27, 2009

Reading and Deliberating


As the days get darker, the weather dramatic and the air more crisp, the poets job gets easier. To make things more of a challenge, I've created this contest. Your task is to write a poem using "November" as the topic. Entries will be judged based on two criteria:

1)Your entry must stir emotion. Whether this be injustice, love, appreciation of beauty, or even fear, the more powerful the emotion, the more successful the poem.

2)Your entry must inspire thought. This is the criterion of lesser importance, yet still, it is important. Any good literature should give insight to the human condition, and so to expect that submissions will do so is a reasonable standard of judgment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is about the month of november, and not the Thanksgiving holiday. Not at all about the Thanksgiving holiday.

That's it, those are the standards. Go out there and do justice to the month I love.

UPDATE: Just to encourage the creative spirit, I've written my own poem to reflect the topic. You can see it here:

A Poem by livingdeadone


My approval


Eternally Autumnal at Heart Eternally Autumnal at Heart
Beautifully Written Beautifully Written
Effort Worthy of Mention Effort Worthy of Mention
Effort Worthy of Mention Effort Worthy of Mention
Effort Worthy of Mention Effort Worthy of Mention



5 Contestants
5 Submissions
Created Oct 21, 2009

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 1 Piece of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 10/20/2009 - 11/27/2009
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Jeff Brown 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 Jeff Brown if you have any further questions.