Posted in Poetry, Writing

Deadline Approaching: Morose Penguin Review

21 days ago, I challenged you to write poems about morose penguins, and you answered that challenge! A few of you did anyway… You answered it with passion, enthusiasm, and, most of all, a strong sense of moroseness. I was chilled just reading your responses.

The hour draws near for the rest of you to rise to the challenge. Submissions for the one, the only, Morose Penguin Review are due by midnight tomorrow night.

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Here are the guidelines:

Theme: Morose Penguins
Genres: Poetry
Deadline: January 31, 2018 (midnight CST)
How to Submit: Send one poem (any form, maximum 30 lines) and a two-sentence bio using the contact form on my website. I will read them all and publish the best. And possibly the worst.
Payment Upon Acceptance: Publication on my blog, a virtual pat on the head, and the satisfaction of knowing that you have lessened the gloom (or multiplied it, depending on your piece) of millions* of readers.
(* Actually, probably more like 100 readers.)
What I’m Looking For: Poems about morose penguins that make me laugh or smile or think or go “Aww…whoa.”

And here’s a little inspiration to get you started:

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From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Antarctic_Expedition
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From: https://abinantarctica.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/gentoo-penguins/
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From: http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/wildlife/animals/penguins/emperor-penguins

Best of luck to you. Remember… the more-ose, the better.

 *** Click here to submit. ***

Author:

Carie Juettner is a middle school teacher and the author of The Ghostly Tales of New England and The Ghostly Tales of Austin in the Spooky America series by Arcadia Publishing. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things, the Texas Poetry Calendar, and Daily Science Fiction. Carie lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and pets. She was born on Halloween, and her favorite color is purple.

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