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CONTESTS

We are currently accepting poems for the following contest.

If you have questions, please reach out and contact us @info@flapperpress.com.

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What's On Your Playlist? The Flapper Press Poetry Café's Annual

Juliet Poetry Contest

As we count down to Valentine's Day,

love is in the airwaves.

Celebrate Valentine's Day in our Flapper Press Poetry Café with a submission to our annual Flapper Press Juliet Contest 

Contest Guidelines

 

1. Choose a line (or two) from a favorite song and incorporate it within your own original

poem. You may use whatever form of poetry you like: prose, rhyming, sestina, sonnet,

free verse—you decide!

 

2. Submit your poem by email to: info@flapperpress.com     

 

In the subject line, you must include: 

Your name

Title of your selected song

Title of your original poem

Date  

 

Example: Joanie Smith—-"All of Me" by John Legend, "Title of Your Poem" 12.18.23 

 

3. We will announce FIVE selections to feature in a Flapper Press article for Valentine's Day. 

 

4. Each of the five selected poets will be awarded $25.

 

Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2024

 

By submitting, you agree to have Flapper Press publish your poem. 

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2023 Autumn "Poetry in a Snapshot" Contest

 

 

As easy as 1-2-3 to submit:

 

1. Explore your world. Take an interesting original photo.

 

2. Write your poem.

 

3. Send both your photo and your poem to: info@flapperpress.com

 

4. Subject Line for Your Submission:

    YOUR NAME—2023 Autumn Poetry/Photo Contest & Date

Example:

    Sally Brown—Autumn Poetry/Photo Contest 10.15.23

Deadline: November 15, 2023

 

Please read & follow all of the Submission Requirements for the best chance to be selected.

 

 

You have questions? We have answers!

 

Question: May I use any form of poetry?

Answer: Rhyming or non-rhyming, your choice of form.

 

Question: Should I send a separate .jpg image, do I embed the image from the poem, or have both in the same document?

Answer: In the same email, please attach a separate high-res .jpg along with your poem. DO NOT embed the image in the same document as your poem; i.e., do not place the photo in the Word document but do attach it in the same email. You MUST submit both the poem AND the photo.

 

Question: How many poems may I submit?

Answer: You may enter up to 3 original poems with 3 original photos; HOWEVER, send a separate email for each submission.

Question: How many poets will be selected?

Answer: FIVE selections will be published and awarded $25 for each selection.

Question: Must I be the one who takes the photo?

Answer: Yes. Be creative.

 

Question: Must I be the one who writes the poem?

Answer: Yes.

 

Question: Can the photo be of a work of art?

Answer: Only a work of art that is your own creation.

Question: If I have won a Flapper Press Poetry Café contest before, may I submit again?

Answer: YES!

 

We look forward to your work!

Now go take a photo and write a poem!

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For our latest contest, we direct you to our article on "The Art of Alistair Little," where you will find extraordinary examples of his artwork. You will choose any art piece shown in this article and use whatever form of poetry

you feel best expresses the emotion you feel when viewing the art, or interpret his art

in your own creative way with an original poem you write.

 

We are giving you the summer to create your poem(s) and look forward to seeing the merging of

Alistair's art with your own.

Contest Submission Guidelines:

(Please read carefully and submit all elements!)

 

Deadline: July 31, 2023

 

1. Select a piece of art by Alistair Little from among those found in this article:

 

The Art of Alistair Little

 

2. Write a poem about the art piece you selected, using any poetic form you desire.

 

3. In the body of your email submission, please include:

  • Your name

  • Your state of residence

  • Your poem

  • A short bio (approx. 25 words)

  • Attach your photo along with the submission

4. Details:

  • There is NO submission fee to enter this contest.

  • Each of the 5 selected winners will receive a $25 cash award.

  • You may submit as many times as you like, BUT each submission must be provided in a separate email; AND only one submission per poet will be selected.

  • You may collaborate with a friend or write by yourself. ALL submissions must be original pieces not previously published.

  • All ages are eligible to enter.

  • Feel free to ask any questions prior to the contest deadline.

5. Submit your poem via email.

  • In the subject line, use the following format:

Your name - Name of ART Piece - 2023 Summer FP Poetry Contest

 

(example: Annie Newcomer - "Sanda" - 2023 Summer FP Poetry Contest)

 

Our judges will choose 5 selections whose work will be featured in a Flapper Press Poetry Café article. We will also consider the selections for the Best of the Net and Pushcart nominations.

 

Good luck!

 

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"Find love. Find love with all of your heart. And once found, love will find you.

It will break away the unbreakable, and make anew."

—Anthony Liccione

It’s time for our 3rd annual poetry call for submissions for Valentine’s Day Poetry!

To keep our contest interesting, each year we try to develop a new way to express love through writing.

This year, our theme revolves around a Message in a Bottle!

 

CONTEST DIRECTIONS:

(Please read carefully and submit all elements!)

 

1. Creativity is the key!

    Write a poetic letter or poem of any form—rhyme, free verse, sonnet, pantoum, etc.

    The "message" may be to a loved one, to someone you haven't met yet, to a grandparent,

     to a child, to a stranger—your choice!

 

2. Email your entry!

    In the SUBJECT LINE, include your Name and "Valentine's Submission 2023".

    Paste your letter/poem into the body of the email or add as an attachment.

    Submit to: info@flapperpress.com

(You may submit as many times as you like but use separate emails for each entry.)

3. Details:

    - No entry fee.

    - We will select 5 winning entries to published on Valentine's Day.

    - $25 stipend to each winner

    - ALL AGES are eligible.

    - DEADLINE: Saturday, February 4, 2023

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Our judges are looking for creativity, imagery,

and respect for all the essentials in your poetic tool box.

Move us. Inform us. Find delight in the process!

 

We will select five winners and offer a $25 prize to each

along with publication in the Flapper Press Poetry Café

 November 2022.

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DEADLINE: November 14, 2022.

The Flapper Press Poetry Café

 Poetry Contest 

Autumn 2022!

Submission Guidelines:

(Please read carefully)

 

1.  Select a poem title from ANY famous poet who inspires you.

     Change the title to make it your own.

     (It does NOT have to be one of the examples listed below.)

     Examples:

     A.) "The Blue Booby" by James Tate (actual poem)

           Example title: (“In Search of the Blue Booby”)

     B.) "In the Nursing Home" by Jane Kenyon (actual poem)

           Example title: ”Wednesday Means Bingo With Grandma"

     C.) "The Bull" by Ocean Vuong (actual poem)

           Example title: "The True Saga of the Bull Hemingway Imagined”

 

2.  Write your poem!

     Use any form of poetry—free verse, prose poem, sonnet etc.

     It MUST BE at least 10 lines or more.

 

3.  You must include the following in the email SUBJECT LINE:

     Your name - Title of Your Poem - Famous Poet Chosen - Title of their Poem - Autumn 2022 Poetry Contest

 

4.  Send all questions & submissions to: info@flapperpress.com

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We are currently accepting poems for the following contest.

If you have questions, please reach out and contact us @info@flapperpress.com.

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Guidelines:

  • Choose 2 lines from one of the 3 poems in the link.

  • Use the lines anywhere in your own poem.

  • Let us know the poem you used.

  • UNDERLINE the 2 lines you used.

  • The lines can be used anywhere in the poem.

  • The lines can be separated.

  • Send your submission and short bio to:                         

Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2022

 

Our editors will select 3 poems for publication and cash prizes.

Poems will be published in our online edition in August.

Prizes:

One first-place winner is awarded $100.

One second-place winner is awarded $50.

One third-place winner is awarded $25.

Let us know if you have any questions.

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We are currently accepting poems for the following contest.

If you have questions, please reach out and contact us @info@flapperpress.com.

Valentine's Blackout Poetry Contest!

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Prizes:

One first-place winner is awarded $100.

One second-place winner is awarded $50.

One third-place winner is awarded $25.

 

Submission Deadline: February 6, 2022

Directions:

  1. Choose a piece of text that you want to blackout. You can use newspapers, magazines, letters, recipes, or photocopies of any piece of text—be as creative as you want to be!

  2. Use a pencil to start the process but by the end of your selection you will need a marker (any color will do as long as it will totally blackout the rest of the text) to blackout the text that you are not using.

  3. Draw boxes around words or phrases that attract and hold meaning for you. You are narrowing the text down to the words you want to use. You can always box something in to start and change your mind later to black it out.

  4. Consider that the poem/letter needs to be read from left to right.

  5. Once you are satisfied with your poem/letter, it’s time to blackout the rest!

  6. Take a photo of your creation. Most phone cameras will work just fine. We can always crop the image, so it doesn't have to be perfect, just easy to see and as clear as possible.

  7. Submit a .jpg image of your final product to: info@flapperpress.com

Past Contests: 

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The Flapper Press Poetry Café is now open for submissions for our

Thanksgiving 2021 featured article on GRATITUDE!

All you need to do is to ask yourself this question:

 

Is it possible to tell a story in just six words?

The answer is a resounding, YES!

 

Legend has it, though unsubstantiated, that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only 6 words. Whether the backstory is true or not, here is the example of a six-word story often attributed to him.

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

 

As we prepare to give thanks in the upcoming season, we invite you to join us here at the Flapper Press Poetry Café by submitting your 6 word story for our featured article for Thanksgiving, 2021!

 

You can write it alone, or with your children and grandchildren or both! Your story will not be long, but it needs a subject and a verb to give the reader a sense of understanding and storyline.

 

Submission Details:

Submission Period: Oct 22 -November 15

Age: All ages invited!

 

How many 6-word stories can you submit? Send as many 6-word stories on gratitude stories as you like. We'll select our favorites to publish on November 25, 2021.

 

Do you beed to send a bio? Yes, please include a short 25 word bio with your submission.

May parents help their children? Yes! Parents may help their children and grandchildren AND also write their own.

Email submissions: info@flapperpress.com

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We are currently accepting poems for the following contest.

If you have questions, please reach out and contact us @info@flapperpress.com.

The Flapper Press Poetry Café: Ekphrastic Poetry Contest

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Read Submission Guidelines and view contest artwork here.

Poetry Contest Rules:

  1. Poet information must pass Google API and address verification.

  2. A poem in its entirety must be an original work by the person entering the contest.

  3. Single entries are welcome or up to 3 poems per contestant; 1 prize per person.

  4. All individual poetry remains the property of the author.

  5. Deadline for submission is Sunday, August 22, 2021.

  6. Submit work to info@flapperpress.com

 

Prizes:

One first-place winner is awarded $100, publication on Flapper Press, and
        consideration for submission to the PushCart Prize.

One second-place winner is awarded $50, publication on Flapper Press, and                           consideration for submission to the PushCart Prize.

One third-place winner is awarded $25, publication on Flapper Press, and
         consideration for submission to the PushCart Prize.

Judging Process:

Contest entries are judged based on poetic technique, effectiveness, style, and creativity. 

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED

We are currently accepting poems for the following contest.

If you have questions, please reach out and contact us @info@flapperpress.com.

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Poetry Contest Rules:

  1. Poet information must pass Google API and address verification.

  2. A poem in its entirety must be an original work by the person entering the contest.

  3. Single entries are welcome or up to 3 poems per contestant; 1 prize per person

  4. All individual poetry remains the property of the author.

 

Prizes

One first-place prize of $100, publication on Flapper Press, and consideration for                     submission to the PushCart Prize.

One second-place winner is awarded $50, publication in Flapper Press, and                               consideration for submission to the PushCart Prize.

One third-place winner is awarded $25, publication in Flapper Press, and consideration          for submission to the PushCart Prize.

Judging Process 

Contest entries are judged based on poetic technique, effectiveness, style, and creativity. 

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