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

 By Annie Newcomer:

Casa di Giulietta,Verona,Italy - Photo by: Elizabeth Gracen

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:     

In the subject line, you must include: 

Your name

Title of your selected song

Title of your original poem


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. 


Q. May I submit more than one poem?

A. Yes, but each poetry submission must be sent in a separate email.

Q. Is there a charge to submit?

A. There is no charge to submit.

Q. May I submit an original song?

A. Yes. If possible, please also include the music for your piece.

If you have more questions, please email us at


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. Please review our Guidelines before submitting through our regular Submission process!

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