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. (http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/poem.php)