Sorry I’m a few days late in posting. Visual Verse is open for May 2021 submissions, written within one hour, in response to the image shown here. I’ve found submitting asap is best.
It’s that time again: Visual Verse posts an image on 1st of each month and is open until 15th to writing inspired by the image. There is a catch: you must write your piece within one hour. Submission guidelines here.
Ekphrasis – aka writing inspired by the visual arts – is sought by The Ekphrastic Review. For details of what’s required, please visit the submissions page.
Free to enter. One poem per person. Details below copied and pasted from the website:>Deadline: Tuesday 1st July 2014
Judges: Katrina Naomi (Girl with the Cactus Handshake) and Judy Brown (Loudness)
1st Prize: 7 nights’ stay at Gladstone’s Library; 2nd Prize: 3 nights’ stay at Gladstone’s Library
Hanging in the hallway at Gladstone’s Library is a mysterious woman in a russet gown. She points at a blossoming orange; she is watched by a whippet. On the table beside her a fruit bowl contains grapes, plums and yet more oranges.
Now in its second year, the Gladstone’s Library creative writing prize for 2014 is for poetry. Any style, convention, or form is acceptable, as long as it takes the portrait as its starting point. Don’t worry about her identity – we don’t know who she is either!