A Writing Cooperative and Chalkboard Contest
The Writing Cooperative and Chalkboard will host a Magnet poetry contest in May 2019.
Magnet poetry is a form of found poetry where the words in existing poems are cut up and rearranged to form a new poem, sometimes with the opposite meaning of the original poem.
This challenge will run throughout the month of May 2019 and submissions will be published as they come in. All submissions can be viewed under the Magnet poetry tab in the Chalkboard site. The last date for the challenge is midnight CST on 30th May 2019.
The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of The Writing Cooperative and Chalkboard editors and the winner will be chosen. The winner will receive a cool prize pack of The Writing Cooperative merch.
There will also be a Community favourite, determined by the poem with the highest number of claps.
In addition, both winners will be spotlighted on Chalkboard’s main page for two weeks.
- You can choose between 1 to 3 poems published anywhere on Medium. Please do not choose your own poetry.
- You must choose at least five words from each poem you’d like to use.
- The piece must be subtitled “The Writing Cooperative and Chalkboard Magnet Poetry Prompt”
- Under your piece, please add a subtitle called “Poems used” and link all the poems used in you piece. Please tag the respective authors, so they too can see and enjoy your reworking of their words.
- Submit the completed poem as a draft to Chalkboard.
- Tag your submission with “Magnet Poetry” All other tags are yours to use.
- Please use an image in your piece, because it makes our homepage look great. Ensure they are properly attributed. If you are not the image creator, include a link that shows licensing information.
- Each writer can submit a maximum of two pieces.
Here’s an example to get you started. I took words from my fellow editors’ poems and created this one —