CONTESTS

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.