DEADLINE EXTENDED to 13 June 2014
It’s that time of year again: unFold Poetry Contest time–and this year marks unFold’s fifth anniversary! After five years of bringing you Twitter poems from all over the world, the prompt for this year’s contest couldn’t be anything but FIVE (5).
How close must you stick to the prompt? Let’s just say you have a LOT of rope. For example, our Editor in Chief put together a set of 25 photos with the concept of FIVE (5) on Flickr. Some are literal interpretations of the prompt; others get there through free-association (JS left comments that might clue you in to some of the less-obvious associations). In other words, you may use five (5) to influence poetic content in any of its:
You can also use five (5) in form and not necessarily content, for example in any of these five (5) ways:
This year’s contest will be judged in two phases, just like last year’s. Our poetry editor Rose Auslander will select the 10 shortlist poems which will then be posted on the unFold blog mid-June. The winner will be selected by Gian Lombardo, Professor at Emerson College and Editor in Chief of Quale Press.
The winning poem will be announced when we post a YouTube video of the poem on 1 July 2014. The winning poet will receive a $50 cash prize.*
There is NO ENTRY FEE. To submit:
Whether or not you enter the contest, we hope you’ll pop by the unFold Twitter stream this summer to help us celebrate unFold’s 5th year of bringing micro-verse to the Twitterverse.
*Cash prize in exchange for non-exclusive rights to promote and publish the poem in all media and to use it on promotional merchandise, which may be sold to raise money, such as for the production of unFold anthologies.