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Flapper Press Poetry Café Summer Ekphrastic Poetry Contest: Featuring the Art of Alistair Little

By Flapper Press Poetry Café:

Given that the poetry created through our Flapper Press Ekphrastic challenges continue to delight and surprise us, we decided to carry on this tradition for our 2023 Summer Ekphrastic Poetry Contest.

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.

Happy Writing!


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:

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!


For Regular Submissions:

Presenting a wide range of poetry with a mission to promote a love and understanding of poetry for all. We welcome submissions for compelling poetry and look forward to publishing and supporting your creative endeavors. Submissions may also be considered for the Pushcart Prize.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Share at least three (3) poems

2. Include a short bio of 50–100 words, written in the third person.

(Plus any website and links.)

3. Share a brief backstory on each submitted poem

4. Submit an Author's photo and any images you want to include with the poems

5. Send all submissions and questions to:

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