Announcing the 2015 AW POETRY CONTEST -- SPACE

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Exactly. All the poems will be posted at the same time, after entries have been closed.

Authors' names won't be posted until after voting is completed.
 

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Great topic for it. Very versatile, I can't wait to see what kind of results this brings out.
 

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Alright, I'm game. This will be a new experience for me, as I never enter contests, but I'm feeling feisty. Good Luck Everyone!
 

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At this moment I have two pieces I might submit and still considering which to choose -- and I'm also probably going to wait until very close to the deadline because I might write another before then.

PR, Welcome here and glad you're going to enter!
 

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Thanks Kylabelle and good luck! To me, all poets are winners anywhere the line is cast :)
 

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Tips for Indenting

If you want to add indents to your text

so you can
...format
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here's one way to do it:

1. Add filler text at the start of a line, say a number of dots

2. Set that text to the same color as the background.

3. You can select a color from the editing menu, but none of them match the background for me; I get a better result by creating the format tags manually, like so:


opening tag: "[" + "COLOR=RRGGBB" + "]"
closing tag: "[" + "/COLOR" + "]"

where rr, gg, and bb are the intensity values for red, green, and blue. They are in the format of hexadecimal numbers from 00 to FF (255)

For me, the value EEEEEE works best, but I've listed some samples below so you can check for yourself:

111111:
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333333:
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444444:
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555555:
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666666:
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777777:
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888888:
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999999:
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AAAAAA:
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BBBBBB:
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CCCCCC:
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DDDDDD:
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If you want to add indents to your text

so you can
...format
-------your
XXpoem
000000000like
*****so

here's one way to do it:

1. Add filler text at the start of a line, say a number of dots

2. Set that text to the same color as the background.

3. You can select a color from the editing menu, but none of them match the background for me; I get a better result by creating the format tags manually, like so:


opening tag: "[" + "COLOR=RRGGBB" + "]"
closing tag: "[" + "/COLOR" + "]"

where rr, gg, and bb are the intensity values for red, green, and blue. They are in the format of hexadecimal numbers from 00 to FF (255)

For me, the value EEEEEE works best, but I've listed some samples below so you can check for yourself:

111111:
XXXXXXindent
222222:
XXXXXXindent
333333:
XXXXXXindent
444444:
XXXXXXindent
555555:
XXXXXXindent
666666:
XXXXXXindent
777777:
XXXXXXindent
888888:
XXXXXXindent
999999:
XXXXXXindent
AAAAAA:
XXXXXXindent
BBBBBB:
XXXXXXindent
CCCCCC:
XXXXXXindent
DDDDDD:
XXXXXXindent
EEEEEE:
XXXXXXindent
FFFFFF:
XXXXXXindent



What the hell? I was reading your post Rob, then right about the middle it exploded! Are you okay?

:D
 

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That is very bizarre about the missing EEEEEEEEEEs

I mean, I can see all the other letters but not those.
 

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I had no idea poets were so funny! I'm entering; been working on a novel but got stuck so this may jar me loose.

Kuwi, ENTER. No drinks at Sloppy Joe's unless you do.
 

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I had no idea poets were so funny! I'm entering; been working on a novel but got stuck so this may jar me loose.

Kuwi, ENTER. No drinks at Sloppy Joe's unless you do.

:roll:

Also, Kuwi, what she said.
 

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Wow, it's a long time until that deadline. I scrapped the two poems I thought I might submit and wrote a third. This one may be it but Ima wait a while longer because, once it's in there, that's it, done. Maybe sheer genius awaits around the next curve in time! If only I am patient enough....
 

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Good to see you here again, Bolen!
 

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Happy to feel that many of you are submitting poems. I'm planning on taking all the time given us to critique them. Plan to learn a lot in the process. We need more poems. Make this one of our best contests ever!
 

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Seven entries so far. Well done, early risers.
 

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Happy to feel that many of you are submitting poems. I'm planning on taking all the time given us to critique them. Plan to learn a lot in the process. We need more poems. Make this one of our best contests ever!
Thanks for the interesting prompt! I'm excited to read the entries.
 

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thanks, Steppe and Rob, for this PUSH! -- finally a reason to tear out a new poem from the abyss....
 

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