I received an email from Local Gems Small Press, a small publisher in New York. They are sponsoring a poetry writing contest for the month of April, to celebrate National Poetry Month. Time is running out for signing up for the contest, but the winner will have their chapbook published. A registration fee is charged for entering the contest.
The challenge? Thirty poems written in thirty days. For me, that would be a fearsome challenge. I don’t know if I could follow through with such a challenge, but it’s been haunting me. There are few rules: 1. Choose a theme for your 30-day Chapbook. 2. Write a poem a day for 30 days. 3. After two weeks, send in a copy of your work to be pre-evaluated.
I feel like taking up the challenge without entering the official contest. Why not? It can jump start my poetry writing for this new year. I need a new consistency for my writing. As for your own writing, challenge yourself in the coming month of April to write your own themed Chapbook– or follow the link to the official contest.