Shady poetry contest update!

Here’s a link to a piece on a supposedly shady poetry contest: “Shady poetry contest gets religion,” by Bill Chapin from


Here’s an experience of my own from way back in high school:


If you’re not sure what a shady poetry contest might be, please read both pieces and educate yourself. 🙂


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2 thoughts on “Shady poetry contest update!

  1. Mark Goodyear

    This breaks my heart, but frankly I’m surprised they didn’t tap into the Christian market sooner.

    I taught English and Creative Writing for ten years, and I never knew how to respond to those ecstatic students who showed me their "acceptance letter" after class and said, "I’m a published author!"

    Sometimes I smiled. Sometimes I tried to let them down easy. Sometimes I said nothing at all.


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