Thursday, July 3, 2008

No Fee Monostich Writing Contest Deadline July 8th

Gotham Writers' Workshop holds a free (no entry fee, no reading fee) contest and a chance to win a free class:

GWW's Monostich Writing Contest
Entry deadline is July 8, 2008.

Poets rejoice! Here's your chance to win a free 10-week writing workshop. Enter our Monostich Writing Contest. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, Wikipedia provides the following definition: A monostich is a poem which consists of a single line.The following is an example:

'Skunks,' the squirrel said, 'are sent to try us.'
- Ralph Hodgson

A monostich could be also titled; due to the brevity of the form, the title is invariably as important a part of the poem as the verse itself:


Bravery runs in my family.

- A. R. Ammons

You can learn more about the history and characteristics of the monostich in an online article by William J. Higginson titled "From One-line Poems to One-line Haiku."

Now we invite you to write your own monostich and enter it in our One-line Poem Writing Contest. Enter the competition here. (

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