Introduction: Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest is about showcasing the creative writing and poetic talent, skill and ability of all poets and writers. The Mission of Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is to inspire, motivate and encourage anyone who has the desire or love of poetry and writing, to continue doing so without the fear of failure or success! And remember, in whatever you do, “it’s okay to dream,” for dreams do come true.
The participants get a chance to display the beauty and art of writing short stories and poems for the entire world to see their “gift of a dream.” Writing Contest entries may be written on a maximum of (5) pages, either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. Poetry Contest entries may be written on any subject or theme. All poems must be 30 lines or fewer and either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing.
Prizes: Writing First Prize: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100. Poetry First Prize: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $50
Eligibility: The Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest is international, open to all poets and writers whether published or not. Current and former employees of Dreamquestone.Com or their relatives are not eligible. Previously published poems and short stories in other contests, books, magazines, etc are accepted and welcome as long as they are original to the contest entrant.
Rules: All poems must be 30 lines or fewer, may be either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. All entries must be original works. All short stories may be on any subject or theme. For example, any fiction, non-fiction, essays, diary, journal entries and short screenplays are accepted. Contestants will enter their short stories either neatly hand printed or typed, single or double line spacing, within a maximum of (5) pages or less. All entries must be original works. You may submit entries to both the poetry contest and the writing contest, at the same time. Multiple entries are accepted.
The entry fee is $5.00 (US dollars) per poem.
The entry fee is $10.00 (US dollars) per short story.
Deadline: January 16, 2014
All contest winners will be announced and published online in the Dare to Dream pages on February 28, 2014.
c/o Andre L. West, Editor
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654