June Prompt #30 + Contest

OK, the previous prompts were just a warm-up. Here is your challenge. I have decided to hold my first contest to inspire you –yes, you, my readers–to come up your best work based on a prompt I give you.  What’s in for me, you ask?



OK, maybe a modest prize. I have amassed a small collection of poetry chapbooks as of late. I love chapbooks and want to encourage others to read them, support your fellow poets. So, the winner will get to select one chapbook out of my collection. To make the deal even sweeter–if you decide you want to do this–I will even post the winning entry on this blog. Sound good? Just think, while not money, you will get a prize for the best entry.

The prompt:

Your topic: Ancient mythology (gods and creatures). Think about an ancient god or creature of mythology. Who would you be? Who would you not be? What powers do you have? This topic is however you interpret it. I am open to all varieties.


Poems must be less than 100 lines.

You are limited to two entries total. If you send two entries, please send them together.

Please send entry as text only (no attachments, please) to jennsmithak@gmail.com with the subject line (Blog Prompt Contest). Deadline is August 1, 2017.  It is important that you follow these rules. Any questions? Please direct them to the email address above.

No bio is necessary at this point. Just your name. I am more interested in your entry.

Hit me with your best verse. Be creative. Surprise me. Make me wonder where you got your inspiration from.

Good luck!

J.L. Smith