Yess people! It’s that time! Time to reveal the guidelines to this year’s contest and our amazing prizes! Read on…
Yecheilyah’s 2nd Annual Poetry Contest 2018
Theme: Self-Care, Self-Love – Our theme this year is on self-care and self-love!
Submissions Accepted: Thursday, July 12th NOW– Tuesday, July 31st
*If your poem is ready, go ahead and submit it!*
Winners Announced: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The poems submitted must be original work. This means that the poems must be written by you. If we find a poem that resembles any previously published poem in any way that poet will be disqualified from the competition. Poems must be your own work.
The poem must not be previously published in a book or anywhere online (including your blog)
The contest will be judged based on writing, style and how closely the poem adheres to the theme.
We are judges of the competition only. All poets are welcomed to enter regardless of race, religion, political views or location. All poems must be written in English and there will be no shipments outside of the U.S. In the event a poet wins this competition and their residence is outside of the U.S., any prize requiring shipping (if any) will be awarded in digital form. Ex. Ebooks instead of paperbacks.
All poets must be at least 18 years of age to submit.
There are no entry fees for this competition except to subscribe to Yecheilyah’s email list HERE. Anyone who subscribes only to unsubscribe before the competition is complete (any time before the winners are announced) will be disqualified for the win. Any subscription that has not been made before 11:59 EST on July 31st will be disqualified.
Authors of the winning poems grant Yecheilyah of The PBS Blog and Literary Korner Publishing the right to publish the poems on her blog located at www.thepbsblog.com as the winning poem. Permission is granted upon entry of the contest for publishing to The PBS Blog. The poets retain all rights and copyrights of their own work.
Upon submission, poets grant Yecheilyah of The PBS Blog and Literary Korner Publishing the right to publish the poem in the Literary Korner Publishing’s debut online magazine. The poets retain all rights and copyrights of their own work.
Multiple entries to this contest are allowed but it will not increase your chances of winning any more than someone with a single entry. All entries will be judged individually without regard to person or numbers of entries. (If submitting multiple poems there is a 3 poem max.)
Entry is taken as acceptance of ALL of these guidelines.
Click on THIS link and subscribe to Yecheilyah’s email list. This will automatically give us your name and email address. Be sure to confirm your subscription is due to this contest by checking ‘yes’ next to “Is this a poetry contest entry?” on the form. *If you are already subscribed to my list you are halfway there!*
Once you’ve subscribed to the list, please send your poem(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both of the above steps are needed for a poem to be considered submitted.
Submissions are accepted July 12thNOW – through July 31st 2018.
Winners are announced August 22, 2018 on The PBS Blog and across social media.
The grand prize winner of this contest will receive:
One $50 Amazon Giftcard (this will be a hard-copy gift card mailed to the winner within the U.S. Winners outside the U.S. will receive an ecard.)
Why Hardcopy Giftcards:
For authors getting reviews, Amazon is strict about assuming manipulation when it comes to amazon e-cards, usually given away at contests. “If the author has ever given the reviewer a gift card, anywhere in the past, then all the reader’s reviews are considered “paid for” and deleted.” (Source: https://tracycooperposey.com/amazon-reviews-being-deleted/)
To help to protect any authors entering this contest, our gift-cards will be hard-copy and mailed, except in the case of winners outside of the United States.
Signed paperback copy of I am Soul poetry book by Yecheilyah Ysrayl (Winners outside the U.S. will receive a digital copy of this book)
1 Writing Journal and pen to encourage your writing journey!
Front page feature and publication to Literary Korner Publishing’s exclusive online magazine designed specifically for this contest, debuting August, 2018.
Promotion on The PBS Blog and social media (over 700+views weekly, 3,000 views monthly)
Some time ago I started a short story on this blog called The Men with Blue Eyes and I have decided to finish the story in my email list. The story is a short Sci-Fi Fantasy loosely based on another book of mine. It is about a group of angels called The Watchers who come to Earth to possess the bodies of men. Tina, a young attorney, claims her nephew was abducted by one of the blue-eyed men two years ago and that they are the cause of his murder. After seeing a therapist and taking medication, Tina has since lived a normal life. But when she spots an unidentified man at a local club and members of Tina’s former case come up missing, it forces her to revisit the traumatic life she had hoped to leave behind.
I hope to continue on with the story but have decided not to finish it on this blog but to finish it in my email list. If you like it, I may decide to turn it into something more but we won’t discuss that right now. Right now I am just writing it for fun. Let’s not cloud it with the talk of work lol.
If you are interested in reading more of this story, you may subscribe to my email list HERE to see what happens next! I will begin feeding the first few chapters next month. BUT if you subscribe now I’ll send you the first 4 chapters, revised and updated!
A chance to promote your book using my platform (email me your book cover and buy link after signing up. I have stopped doing this but I am ready to begin again.)
First notice of events, sales, and special announcements
Personal reflections not shared on this blog
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Firstly, it looks like I am not going to get to Writer’s Quote Wednesday today. But, the good news is that I am going through my list of email contacts and while I am at it, have decided to share this message with you, my blogging buddies. Since undergoing a change in my first author website (I really didn’t like all the clutter I had going on). I have had to do away with my previous newsletter along with the website but I have finally settled enough to spend some time getting it back up. I am asking if I may invite you to subscribe.
Below is a link to the recent newsletter that went out as of today 10-28. If you like what you see, and you hate spam (I really just get straight to the point) just find the Subscribe button and sign up! I promise these Newsletters are few and far between so they won’t invade your email’s privacy! (Don’t you hate when that happens?) If you decide to sign up please just remember to check your Spam and Junk folders periodically, just in case these newsletters try to hide around in there. For those of you who are subscribed please check your folders if you did not get today’s letter.
I am still working on getting a widget up on the new site, in the meantime visit this link and hit the subscribe button. If you have any problems with the subscription button just comment to this post and I will add you manually.
I am extending this to my blog only because of the changes I’ve recently had with switching sites, but I will not always do this. Being a follower of this blog is not the same as subscribing to the newsletter, as there is information I will not always share here. That said, I will not always post the link to the newest issue. This is my first and only time doing it in the attempt to update you all on the change.
FYI: My husband said my cartoon’s eyes looks a little too big in this picture. I promised him all I had was vitamins.