In Issue #6, we announced a poetry contest with cash prizes. The guidelines
for eligible poems were as follows: "love poems using no adverbs, adjectives,
or metaphors." The original closing date for the contest was August 31, 2000.
Though we received several entries by the deadline, Poetry Editor Timothy Ferine
did not feel that he could select a winner, as none of the entries successfully
met the contest requirements: each of them used at least one adverb. Therefore,
we have extended the deadline until October 31, 2001. Poets who submitted
earlier should feel free to send in revised versions of their previous entries,
but please keep in mind that only poems successfully meeting all of the criteria
will be considered for the cash prizes. Guidelines for the contest are reprinted
below. For an example of a poem that conforms to the guidelines, check out Tim's
poem "I Milk the Crab" from Issue #6.
1. Write a love poem using no adverbs, adjectives, or metaphors.
2. All entries must be submitted by October 31, 2001 by email as the body
of an email to Timothy Ferine at: email@example.com (no attachments please).
3. All entries must be accompanied by the author's name, address, and
4. 1 First Prize--$50; 2--$25 prizes for honorable mention.
5. All winning poems will appear in a future issue of Gimlet Eye.
6. Prizes to be awarded by "snail mail" upon publication of the winning
Good luck and have fun!
Check out the poetry in this issue of Gimlet Eye