You may remember the Autumn Writing Contest I hosted here on this blog! :) It was a lot of fun for me, and I hope for all you young ladies who entered! :) I think you'd all agree that Spring is a season of renovation! :) And a season of promise, excitement, and beauty. Whether it's the sight of an orchard in full bloom, or the very first daffodil, or a grove of redbud bursting into riotous colors, Spring has never failed to inspire authors through the centuries. In keeping with my reputation as "An-apologizer-of-not-posting-often" I will apologize, and then reform. ;) To kick off the reformation of this blog I decided I'd have another contest :) Let's call itSpringHasSprungpoetrycontest. It'll be hosted right here on The Inkpen Authoress Blog, sponsored by Inkpen Poetry Day and there will be a prize! :) Ready for the unveiling of the reward? ;) I'm afraid it's only a humble reward for your participation, but I will personally do an original watercolor painting for you, illustrating your poem, if you are the winner! :) Send me your best Spring-inspired poem! ;) Here are the rules:
1.) All work must be your own
2.) Each entry will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
3.) Each person may enter multiple poems, and each poem will be counted as one entry, so the more you enter, the more chance you'll have of winning! :)
4.) The Inkpen Authoress (that's me! :) reserves the rights of publishing your poem on this blog, but on this blog only. As soon as the contest is over, all rights revert to the author, and I'll leave you alone! :P (I'm not out to steal anyone's poem, you know! :D )
So there you have it! :) Please enter! And take the button to share on your own blog! Let others know about this contest please! :) ~Rachel a.k.a. The Inkpen Authoress
I'm Rachel Heffington; in varying degress, that will mean a dreamer, a writer, a people-lover, and a great many other things. I write chiefly because I read, and I read chiefly because the love of Story is writ on my soul and I cannot escape it. I hope I can inspire readers with an ache for that one Story of which we are each a part. I released my debut novel, Fly Away Home (available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble online) in February, 2014, and my short Cinderella retelling (The Windy Side of Care) is scheduled to be released in the Five Glass Slippers collection published by Rooglewood Press in June.
I am so pleased to make your acquaintance; do stick around and partake in the whimsy!