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Muse is excited to announce its quarterly poetry
contests for light verse.
have persuaded exceptionally distinguished practitioners
of this underappreciated art to donate their time
and serve as judges for our "Tipsy Muse" poetry
contests. Our initial judges for 2001 will include:
Rhina Espaillat, X.J. Kennedy, A.E. Stallings,
A.M. Juster and R.S. Gwynn.
is no entry fee, although we welcome voluntary
contributions. Contestants must be registered
members of Eratosphere (Able Muse's literary forum)
and each quarter may only submit one poem, and
one poem only, at The Tipsy Muse Poetry Contest
booth. The Tipsy Muse strips out contestants'
names and other visible or invisible identification
marks before posting the entries to the Tipsy
Muse Poetry Contest forum (for public cheer or
jeer ... contestants may not comment on their
own submissions!) This is one compassionate Muse
that grants anonymity to all contestants
and thus, takes great care to protect the tender
poetic egos. Once a poem is submitted,
it is final and may not be revised no matter how
much you beg or whine.
other poetry contests, the public is free to praise
or criticize (in accordance with our guidelines)
an entry, and the judge is allowed, but not required,
to take these comments into consideration. All
entries must be original and unpublished, and
we reserve the right to delete submissions or
comments that violate our guidelines.
Muse's able staff will amuse itself by devising
rules for each contest. The first four deadlines
are March 31, 2001; June 30, 2001; September 30,
2001; and December 31, 2001. Each winner will
receive $100 and a key to the Able Muse executive
washroom for three months. Three honorable mentions
will receive $10 each. No ties will be permitted
(we may be wrong, but not wishy-washy.)
entrants will be posted on Eratosphere but winners
retain the right to publish their submissions
elsewhere. All decisions of the judge are final,
and we are emphatically uninterested in whiny
complaints about their decisions. Employees, volunteers,
shareholders and hostages of Able Muse and Alex
Pepple Worldwide Industries are ineligible to
where prohibited. Not void where not prohibited
by the Intergalactic Council of Poetry Contest
which uses traditional form, but has a significant
experiment in its conception, perhaps a fusion of
forms (ie: sonnet in terza rima, blues villanelle,
etc.) No more than 50 lines, no less than 8."
[Tipsy's footnotes: Make it a funny one, of
fun amusing The Tipsy Muse!
The Able Muse Staff
Your contributions to Able Muse/Eratesphere, and
yes, Tipsy, do make a difference ... please go here
here to enter The Tipsy Muse Poetry Contest
here to visit The The Hall of Light (award
ceremonies for the previous poetry contests!)