Bad News Poetry Contest!
Whew, it’s been a grim week here on the blog, hasn’t it? All this talk about difficult conversations between authors and agents. I think it’s time to let you put your own spin on all of this. (And hopefully add some humor to the situation.)
So I was thinking we should have a contest. How about you write a poem that captures one of this week’s difficult conversations…or any other icky bad news writers have to deal with. (Rejection letters, anyone?) I happen to like haiku. Limericks too. Of course you could write a sonnet if you prefer.
Are you ready? Got your pencil sharpened? Let’s write some Bad News Poetry.
Here’s the contest:
→ Write a poem having something to do with the hard parts of publishing.
→ Submit your entry in the comments to THIS post.
→ ONE entry per person. NO revisions or resubmissions allowed.
→ Deadline is this SUNDAY, May 22nd, 11:59pm ET.
→ WordServe clients can enter but are not eligible to win.
→ I’ll announce finalists and a winner sometime next week.
→ The winner gets… their name made famous here on my blog! Okay, plus they can choose either a $20 Amazon gift card (that’s twenty .99 downloads!) OR an evaluation of a query, book proposal, or fifteen pages of a novel performed by moi.
Come on, all you closet poets. Show us your stuff!
© 2011 Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent