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October Poetry Challenge: Day 10, 11, & 12

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Lost Moon

 

There are some who say,

the wind always held monsters between its wispy teeth,

but I know better than that.

The terrors only arrived after the moon fell from the sky.

 

So here I must stay, like the ones before,

and sing away the roaring gale

bending in impossible shapes.

*

A Pit

 

Beyond my prison rests a snow-topped mountain.

Deep inside the towering giant

an abyss waits.

 

Darkness sings a ballad from the cracked rock.

I should never go there,

says the scribbled note in my book.

*

Visitor

 

Scarlet leaves flutter into my room

and a crow perches at my windowsill.

A flash of olive-green eyes and a cackle.

 

I rush to my window

but only see endless burnt-gold woods and

an impossibly tall stone tower.

*

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, friends โค

Loie xo

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October Poetry Challenge: Day 4

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My teeny winged friend

brings me young yellow roses

on a dismal day.

*

Happy poetry writing, friends! Check out my first post if you’re just arriving. My dear CP, Shelby Kisgen, started this poetry challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

Loie

 

 

 

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October Poetry Challenge Day 2 & 3

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The Stillness Becomes Too Much

 

I press flowers and leaves in between my only book.

For what can I do until the dusky night

and the symbols of another voice

speckle the sky?

 

I flip through the yellowed pages,

pausing at the bud my dear sparrow brought me

years ago when I first arrived at this wretched tower.

 

I’m not alone, I’m not alone,

I whisper to the silence.

*

The Song of the Wind

 

On storming days, when the sway of the wind shakes my prison,

I lay flat on my back and try to breathe.

Counting the flecks of white on the stonewall,

I wait until the swell of the gale hurls away to the next town.

 

Has the Autumn King had his fun?

Slowly, I’ll sit up and gaze outside my window,

taking in the naked trees and the gilded leaves

littering the ground like thin pieces of gold.

 

I want to shout at the wind to come back,

to take me away,

but it has already left.

*

Happy poetry writing, friends ๐Ÿ™‚ !

Loie

 

 

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Fairy Tale Poetry Submission

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Hey friends! Do you write poetry? Have you always been interested in poems? Write a poem based on the 12 Dancing Princesses for Timeless Tales Magazine!

Submission Details

Deadline for 12 Dancing Princesses Poetry: June 9 – 14, 2019. You can send multiple pieces totaling up to 1,500 words. You could also send one poem.

They aren’t looking for poems from the shoes’ perspective or a setting around ballet. They have stories with those angles already. They suggested on their website to mix the tale with elements from Bluebeard or the 12 Tribes of Israel.

For more information about formatting, pay rate, and response time, go here.

Poetry Resources

Check out these articles for some help on writing poems if you’re new to it ๐Ÿ™‚

Top Ten Fairy Tale Poems

5 Ways to Write a Poem

36 Poetry Writing Tips

Happy writing, friends!

Loie โค

 

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On the 17th Day of Writing: Spider Magazine

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December 17th

SPIDER is a literary magazine for children. It features engaging and fresh poems, lit, and stories for newly independent readers. Editors are looking for beautifully written and energetic pieces with a strong kid appeal.
High-interest elements like suspense, adventure, and humor are popular. The age group is 6-9 years old.

Enchanted Forest

Due:ย April 1, 2019

They’re looking for stories, poems, activities, or short plays for this theme. They’re looking for worlds of wonder and magic, full of mythical beasts, witches in the woods, and fairytale castles.

They’re looking for a new version of the traditional cast found in a fairytale. What if the villain, princess, knight, or prince, don’t want to accept their roles given to them?

Fun, right?!

I can’t wait to work on this story.

The Manuscript Review Process

Once the submission window closes, the pieces are reviewed by first readers. They consider the literary potential and see if it’s a good fit for their magazine.

Submissions that are promising are reviewed by editors and the magazine editor. The magazine editor makes the final decision. Sometimes, the editor writes an author and requests revisions.

Rates

These rates are amazing.ย Stories and articles pay up to a nice 25ยข per word. Poems pay up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum. Activities, games, and recipes pay up to $75.00 flat rate.

Have Fun Submitting

I think this submission opportunity will be fun. Who doesn’t love enchanted forests?!

Check out here for more details about Spider. Submit your stories here.