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‘Wake the Beast’ Poetry Submission – Top 11 Selection!

I recently submitted 7 poems to A.B. Baird Publishing for inclusion in the upcoming anthology “My Still Waters.” The theme of the anthology is poems related to self-hope, self-discovery and healing.

My poem submissions included:

  • Healing is Never Perfect
  • Just What I Need
  • My Black Heart
  • My Broken Mind (honorable mention)
  • New Chapters
  • Wake the Beast (short list)
  • Words I Wanted to Say (honorable mention)

The publishers narrowed the list to 120 poems for inclusion and a couple of weeks ago I received notice that 5 of the 7 had been selected to be published in the anthology. Better yet two received honorable mentions and ‘Wake the Beast‘ made the short list of the top 25.

The first two lines of my poem are:

I tiptoe around afraid to wake the beast – He rests sleeping his power unreleased “Wake the Beast” #poetry #poetrycommunity #amwriting #writerslife

And now I have received another notice that this poem, ‘Wake the Beast‘ was selected for the top 11. I am so honored and excited. There are so many talented poets and writers out there and to be chosen is wonderful. The final 11 pieces now move to the final round of judging for the competition and the winner will be announced on Monday, July 27.

Additionally all 11 poems will be posted on the A.B. Baird Publishing website and Instagram page. There they will compete for your votes and the title of “people’s choice.”

Voting begins next Tuesday, July 28 the day after the competition winner is announced. I encourage you to visit, read the poems and vote for your favorite.

If it happens to be mine ‘Wake the Beast‘ I would be honored and I thank you in advance.

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Poetry Submissions – Just Write!

My latest adventure is as follows.  I have recently joined the website All Poetry and have submitted a couple of poems there this past weekend.

The first is, Hope in the Wastelands and the second is, Morning’s Silent Calm.

A MomentsBoth were submitted for new member contests and could not be pre-written or published anywhere else.  After the contest is over I hope to post them in their entirety here on the blog.  For now you will have to wait to read them! 🙂 Or if you are interested and cannot wait then register for an account on All Poetry and come join the fun.  Be sure to comment and add me as a favorite and I will do the same for you!  Happy Writing! ~M

UPDATE (Sunday, May 26, 2014; 8:50pm PST): Apparently you may be able to access and read my poems via the links above, but need to be a member of All Poetry in order to comment.  Let me know if the links work for you, thanks!