Poetry/Fiction Contest!

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  1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
    samanthacubbisonposted 7 months ago

    Hi everyone,

    If you don't read the newsletter, here's the transcription:

    "You spoke, we listened. Thank you, everyone, who responded with ideas for future contest ideas. First up, the topic with the most interest, will be a contest with the theme of poetry/short fiction. Please submit your published work by March 22nd, 2019 EOD to contests@hubpages.com. We will choose five of the most creative and powerful poems/stories to be individually featured on the LetterPile and HubPages Facebook pages, in the newsletter, and on our Instagram feed (for shorter poems/fiction only. Longer stories will be a link in our bio.) This will take place throughout five weeks. Let your imagination run wild! We are so excited to see what you do. smile "

    If you are interested, please send your work (URL format) to the email enclosed above. Be sure that your article has been published on HubPages, and not already featured on a third-party site. We want to give exposure to the talented and budding authors of our community.

    Good luck!

    1. Titia profile image94
      Titiaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      What do you mean by featured on  a third party site? How would I know?

      1. Guckenberger profile image88
        Guckenbergerposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        I think that they mean somewhere other than HubPages.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      "Be sure that your article has been published on HubPages, and not already featured on a third-party site."

      Too bad. I was thinking of sending you a humdinger and if you liked it and I was sufficiently enticed, I would have transferred it here. Btw, I've seen the traffic chart for the last 12 months of letterpile's traffic; what the heck happened and what do you think caused it?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Found and reported 7 forum posts. Reason will be obvious and does indeed relate to my above post here. smile

    3. profile image0
      Nuruliffa Emirahposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting! yikes I like challenges But, the dateline is near, in about 12 days Not sure if I can catch-up :p Because it must be something new right? I thought, to just submit one of my writing, either poem/story that I posted on Mirakee, but seems I can't huh Well, I hope I'll figure out new idea later wink Btw, thanks for the info ~

      1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
        samanthacubbisonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Hi, it does NOT need to be something new, as long as it was originally published on HubPages only.

        1. profile image0
          Nuruliffa Emirahposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Ok, noted Thanks ~

        2. Thelma Alberts profile image92
          Thelma Albertsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Does it mean that I can submit one of my poems that was already published long time ago on HubPages?

          1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
            samanthacubbisonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            YES! Just send the URL to the contest email.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image88
              paradigmsearchposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              Hmm. Parts of my page do seem to qualify; originally on HP before being moved elsewhere. However, I shall still defer; caution is the better part of valor and all that. big_smile

              1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
                samanthacubbisonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                If it's just on a private blog or something that O.K. (Like, if it complies with our Dupicate guidelines.) We are just trying to give exposure to people who haven't been featured elsewhere already.

                1. snakeslane profile image83
                  snakeslaneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                  So any work that complies with your duplicate guidelines, And is currently published on Hub Pages is good to go? Is work that has been moved to Letterpile eligible?

            2. Thelma Alberts profile image92
              Thelma Albertsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              Thank you Samantha.

            3. Nell Rose profile image92
              Nell Roseposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              Cool! thanks!

    4. Rochelle Frank profile image93
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I don't usually do poetry ( when I do it is doggeral or nonsense), but when I saw this notice I decided to get out my butterfly net and capture a few verses that had been swishing around in my brain about being sensible.
      There I did it. I'm in just for the heck of it.

    5. DaniaKhan98 profile image72
      DaniaKhan98posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I'm new here and I still haven't figured out much about how hubpages works. I got informed about the contest through an email. Can you brief me a bit? Can i write poem/fiction stories on any topic?

    6. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I'm hoping samantha will come back to this forum thread to answer questions, because I have a few.

      1. I've published 'collections' of poems here on Hub Pages, so how would I submit just a single poem?

      2. Is work already featured on Letterpile eligible?

      3. Is 'Creative Writing' included in this contest?

      1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
        samanthacubbisonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        1. If the poems are all in the same article, you may submit them as a whole, but single poems are preferred.
        2. Yes, if it is on LetterPile alone.
        3. Only poetry and short fiction, please.

        1. snakeslane profile image83
          snakeslaneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you!

    7. TripleAMom profile image83
      TripleAMomposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I'm excited. This actually made me submit something new that I haven't published before. I've recently updated some hubs but haven't written in a while. Thanks for the jump start.

    8. Msmillar profile image94
      Msmillarposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      I sent my poem to the email address they offered.  The email they sent said, "Only unpublished work" so I thought that meant "Only unpublished work".  Who would have thought "Only unpublished work" really meant "only published on hubpages".  Sounds like I'm out since I sent my "unpublished poem" instead of the "published only on hubpages" poem.

      1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
        samanthacubbisonposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        All of the announcements for this content have stressed the "published only on HubPages" thing. So, unfortunately, if you did not send a link to a currently featured HubPages article, then it will not be included in the judging. There will be more contests to come, though, so don't stress!

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 7 months ago

    It means not posted online, by you, on some place other than Hubpages.

    1. profile image0
      Nuruliffa Emirahposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Ok, noted Thanks

    2. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Ok, got it! Wasn't clear to me either.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/2vpm8m.jpg

    1. profile image0
      Nuruliffa Emirahposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Lol xD Nice meme. Thanks for the reminder n_n 

      Btw, Mirakee isn't an article-website though :p It's a site & app for creative-writing.

      There's features like IG - a ❤ , plus can add backgound pic and change size & fonts, repost & report , check for plagiarism etc.

      (I guess that what make it a bit different than most other writing apps.)

      Hope you don't mind, I said that. wink

      Just telling, to let you know, as that site is not so known, as compare to Hubpages ~

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        I've just been watching too many fiction shows where computers are remotely set on fire or exploded. One show even explained how it was done. As for real world; if not already, I imagine it's only a matter of time.

        1. profile image0
          Nuruliffa Emirahposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Ooo, that's interesting.  Well, can't imagine if it really happen in real world. Cuz' if it does, people will be scared to use computers anymore!

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            They already are, but we do it anyway.

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 7 months ago

    Is this limited to one submission per author, or one in each category?

    Thanks..

    1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I'll accept more than one if they're in different categories...but don't go crazy...please!

      1. HoneyBB profile image95
        HoneyBBposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        I have a hub with 3 poems I put together on hubpages a long time ago...They were featured for a while but I might have unpublished them or they didn't get enough traffic ... not sure but can I submit them. I also have a single poem separate from those three that I have published on Hubpages, can I submit that also?

        1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
          samanthacubbisonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          If the three are published, you can submit them. But please keep to three max for my sake, haha.

          1. HoneyBB profile image95
            HoneyBBposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks Samantha, I just want She the Refugee and The Illusion of Life to be my submissions. I decided not to submit my third one Heaven Waits as I fear it could be misunderstood.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 7 months ago

    This is exciting!!! I have a one to submit!

  6. Nell Rose profile image92
    Nell Roseposted 7 months ago

    I sent one of my poems, so exciting!

  7. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 7 months ago

    Samantha, There is a bug with the contest email. When I try email you my submission I get a bounce saying "Your email to group contests@hubpages.com was rejected due to spam classification."  However, I had no problem emailing Robin at her HubPages email. She reported this to the team to look into it. In the meantime, how can I submit if they don't fix it by the deadline?

    1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      It's not a bug, because I am still receiving emails from people, so not sure why it's not working for you. But Robin forwarded the email to me, so you're good!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Oh good, I’m glad she forwarded it to you. It’s strange that my emails get through to her and not to you, since both are on the same server. But at least you have the info on my submissions. Thanks Samantha.

  8. Titia profile image94
    Titiaposted 7 months ago

    Darn, I just send in one of my poems and decided to check it on Google. Found out that someone put it on her Instagram/Deskgram without telling who wrote it. Do I need to fill a DMCA?

  9. ddsurfsca profile image45
    ddsurfscaposted 7 months ago

    I cannot find where to submit my poetry.

    1. Titia profile image94
      Titiaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      contests@hubpages.com

      1. Seafarer Mama profile image92
        Seafarer Mamaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you!

        1. mtkomori profile image85
          mtkomoriposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          I just submitted my short story! When will I be notified of the results of the contest?

          1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
            samanthacubbisonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            The window for submissions is officially CLOSED (and has been), as of Friday, March 22nd at 6 p.m. PST. Please reference the initial forum post/newsletter for details. One winner will be announced every week, starting next week.

            1. Shing Araya profile image59
              Shing Arayaposted 7 months agoin reply to this
            2. snakeslane profile image83
              snakeslaneposted 6 months agoin reply to this

              It's next week...Drumroll...

  10. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/2woa5a.jpg
    3/22/2019, contests@hubpages.com

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      lol lol

  11. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 7 months ago

    Exciting!!!

  12. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/2wramo.jpg

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      ROFL!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        I was just wondering if any of the old-timers remembered that adventure. big_smile big_smile big_smile

        Needless to say, I didn't really enter it into the contest and had since removed it from HP years ago due to no traffic.

        Speaking of traffic, HP is looking good these days.

    2. Nell Rose profile image92
      Nell Roseposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      LOL! trust Para.....!

  13. Shing Araya profile image59
    Shing Arayaposted 6 months ago

    Cant wait

  14. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 months ago

    Just wondering if Sam is going to reveal the date the winners will be announced.  ;-)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      As I understand it, it will be one a week and coffee and donuts will be served.

  15. Msmillar profile image94
    Msmillarposted 6 months ago

    No, they did not.

  16. Titia profile image94
    Titiaposted 6 months ago

    This is the last day of the 'next week', but I don't find any of the 5 chosen winners of this contest.

    1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Hello,

      Please reference last week's newsletter update for clarification:

      "We hope you threw your words in the ring, because the poetry/short fiction submission window has closed. We have a highly opinionated (kidding...) team of literature lovers reviewing them now. Winners will be announced via the newsletter and forum on Wednesday, April 3rd. Features on our social media sites begin on the same Wednesday. Winners will continue being introduced during the weeks that follow, so that everyone may have their fifteen minutes of fame."

  17. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago

    samanthacubbison, you have put up with a lot of crap. I can neither recommend or dis-recommend the continuation. Give it more time is my thought.

    1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Please do not worry about me. The team has found that 2 weeks works best, so as not to be buried with submissions.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        I worry about everyone, including me. big_smile

        1. Guckenberger profile image88
          Guckenbergerposted 6 months agoin reply to this

          Don't concern yourself; be jolly.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 6 months agoin reply to this

            I could post here a vicious, truthful, reality statement (nothing to do HP).

  18. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 months ago

    Let's get back on topic.

 
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