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Flapper Press Poetry Café Contest: Autumn 2022

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

The Flapper Press Poetry Café announces a new Poetry Contest for Autumn 2022! We've decided to give all poets a little more wiggle room to submit their work.


This month’s prompt is designed to inspire you to discover new ways of creating poetry.

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!

Our judges will select five winners and offer a $25 prize to each, along with publication in the Flapper Press Poetry Café at the end of November 2022. If you are selected, we will require a brief bio and poet photo for the article.

DEADLINE: November 14, 2022

Submission Guidelines:

(Please read carefully)

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

Then change the title to make it your own.

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

Let us know the poet's name and title in your email submission.


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!

Using your new title as inspiration, write a poem about anything you choose.

You can use any form of poetry—free verse, prose poem, sonnet, etc.

Your poem 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 - Autumn 2022 Poetry Contest

4. Send all questions & submissions to:


Presenting a wide range of poetry with a mission to promote a love and understanding of poetry for all. Read more about our regular submission process here. Submissions may be considered for the Pushcart Prize.

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