Monday, August 10, 2009

Writing Contest

As it happens, I was FORCED to purchase a copy of A BAD DAY FOR SORRY in order to read it promptly upon publication (and we all know who to blame for THAT)

Thus I have a copy of the book here for some lucky blog reader (and writer.)

***CONTEST CLOSED****

I've got enough entries now so the window is shut.

Entries and winners to come (later, MUCH later tonight--there's this bothersome thing called work that's chewing my fin)
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If you would like to win this copy, you must send me an email (janet at fineprintlit dot com)
with a haiku. 17 syllables max, in the form 5/7/5

Bonus points for including slithery Barbara Poelle (7 syllables) in the haiku.

The haiku will be published on this blog.
Include: yes, it's ok to put this on your blog in the email

5 comments:

jjdebenedictis said...

So....Poelle is only one syllable? (I.e. pronounced "pole", not "po-el"?)

And you're pronouncing Barbara as three syllables and not two? (I.e. "Bar-ba-rah", not "Bar-bra"?)

Obviously poetry is way too hard for me.

Ben said...

I counted "Poelle" as two and "Barbara" as three.

Rebecca Knight said...

I went with the Bar-bra Poelle approach :).

This was fun! Thanks, Janet!

CKHB said...

Contest entered!

Merry Monteleone said...

Damn! I was just about to send. Oh well, it won't count, but I might as well post it, since it's already written:

Octopi Ka-bob
Slithery Barbara Poelle
Either gets noticed.