As you all know, I am running my first ever poetry contest in honor of my upcoming release Renaissance: The Nora White Story (Book One) which features poetry and is available now for eBook preorders.
Click Here to order at the low price of $1.99 before the price goes up on July 15th.
This book will also be available in paperback.
You can help further by marking Renaissance as to read on Goodreads. CLICK HERE.
I am writing to remind you that this contest will end soon!
First, what is this all about? For those of you who have not already checked into Colleen’s Blog where I made the initial announcement on June 19, 2017, here are the rules:
Submit one or two original, unpublished poems to Yecheilyah at yecheilyah ysrayl dot com (firstname.lastname@example.org) between now through July 19, 2017. You will have until 12:00 midnight Central Standard Time on 7/19 to get your poems in before closing.
Poems must be your ORIGINAL work and UNPUBLISHED anywhere online.
There is one winner of this contest with up to 2 entries per poet.
There is a $5.00 Entry fee. Click HERE to pay the fee.
OR – Entry fees can be waived by signing up for my email list HERE. There is no other way to waive the fee.
If you are already on my email list, please mention this when submitting your poem.
Signing up for my email list represents one entry.
If you are entering more than one poem, you must pay the entry fee for any additional poems.
The Reason for the Fee:
The entry fee is in place to help pay for the prizes.
At this time, we have one Grand Prize Winner who will receive:
Poem published to The PBS Blog (includes links to your social media, buy links to your books (if any) and promotion.)
Amazon Gift Card
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
*From When I was a Black Girl by Yecheilyah Ysrayl
And Still, I Rise by Maya Angelou
*From When I was a Black Girl is my second collection of poetry. First published in 2012 with a second edition published in 2013, this book became a book of study at The Evergreen State College in Tacoma, Washington for the Fall 2014 semester. Part of an Independent Learning Contract, it remains part of the school’s files to this day. It is my honor to offer a paperback of this collection as a winning prize for this contest. This is an exclusive offer that you will not find on Amazon.
Please note: Winners outside the U.S. will be awarded Kindle downloads of the books listed if someone overseas wins.
The winner will be announced on Monday, August 6, 2017 on both this blog and Colleen’s.
(If you win, you will be notified a couple days before the announcement via email you have won and that an announcement will go out featuring you. This is so that we can collect your information, social links and links to any books you have out if any).
The Grand Prize Winner will have their poetry featured on The PBS Blog with added promotion. The date for this will be revealed to the poet after they have won.
To enter this contest, please send $5.00 to the PayPal of Literary Korner Publishing HERE.
To waive your fee, please sign-up to my email list HERE.(Verification of sign-up will be reviewed before poem is accepted).
Send your poem to Yecheilyah @ yecheilyahysrayl.com
Since Renaissance follows the theme of The Harlem Renaissance and Black life in the South, poems should have something to do with these themes and can be as long or as short as you would like. The contest is open to all poets.
I understand not all of you are familiar with this era so I am opening this up a bit. The theme will remain the same but it is not mandatory. Poems of all kinds will be accepted and considered for the win.
Would a focus on the 1920s era and women in general be nice? Yes, but it is not required to win. Consider this open mic!
If you didn’t see the original announcement, CLICK HERE to learn more.
That is all and I look forward to reading your poems!