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PoetryPlease would like to remind those who would like to compete in the Epic Poetry Contest that the deadline is fast approaching. You only have until May 31, 2009 to submit your entry. Just to recap, here are the rules:

Contest Rules

1. All members of DeviantArt, except for PoetryPlease staff members and the contest judges, may submit a poem for consideration.
2. All entries, except for those poems submitted to last year’s Epyllion Contest, must be new entries submitted no earlier than January 1, 2009.
3. You must be willing to have your poem published at the contest’s completion.
4. No entry may be submitted officially to PoetryPlease before May 1, 2009. After this time, when you are ready to submit your entry, please send a note to PoetryPlease with “Epic Entry” in the subject and a link to the deviation in the body.
5. All entries must be received by 8pm EST on May 31, 2009.
6. All entries must be at least 1000 words and written in some kind of fixed form (ie. a focus on the poem's oral quality).

Please make sure you've paid attention to the rules before you submit your entry. PoetryPlease will not inform you if you've missed something until it is too late as we will not be looking at the entries until after the deadline passes. Similarly, the judges will not be determining until after the deadline has past if your entry fits the criteria they are looking for in an Epic. Some of the elements your entry will be judged on include: character, setting, story, form (meter and/or rhyme), and originality. Please keep all this in mind. If you're unsure, the contest deviation holds a list of the characteristics they'll be looking for.

Contest Judges

=bewareofthesnowman, `cypher-neo, ^lovetodeviate, *mode-de-vie, `PunknEra, *ThornyEnglishRose, =vix0r.

And finally, in case you'd all forgotten, here's a list of all the fabulous prizes:

Contest Prizes

1st Place:

Publication in Soundzine.
Basic artist bag from CR
1 year sub from CR
$30 deviantdollars from CR
Journal feature from ^StJoan
Journal feature from `ATrue
Journal feature from ~isabellakay

2nd Place:

Fella Plushie from CR
6 month sub from CR
$20 deviantdollars from CR
Journal feature from ^StJoan
Journal feature from `ATrue
Journal feature from ~isabellakay

3rd Place:

Devwear T-shirt from CR
3 month sub from CR
$15 deviantdollars CR
Journal feature from ^StJoan
Journal feature from `ATrue
Journal feature from ~isabellakay

So, that's it for our recap. Get your entry in before the deadline of May 31, 2009!
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PinkWoods Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
When will the winners be announced?
DuscaMei Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
It's an epic poem. Like the odyssey. They're usually quite long.
amo-draws-peppers Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whats the deal with the poems being "atleast a 1000 words"?! The best poets such as Yeats, Kavanagh, Plath and so on mostly ever wrote sonnets, octets even... :(
Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Chirp, it's been twittered. :)
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