The Dream Quest One Poetry
and Writing Contest is open everyone, international to all poets and writers whether published or not, regardless of
experience. Current and former employees of Dreamquestone.Com or their relatives are not eligible. Previously published
poems and short stories in other contests, books, magazines, etc are accepted and welcomed as long as they are original works
created by the contest entrant(s).
All poems must be 30 lines or fewer, may be either neatly handwritten or typed,
single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. All entries must be original works.
All short stories may be on any
subject or theme. For example, any fiction, non-fiction, essays, diary, journal entries and short screenplays are accepted.
Contestants will enter their short stories either neatly hand printed or typed, single or double line spacing, within
a maximum of (5) pages or less. All entries must be original works.
You may submit entries to both the poetry contest
and the writing contest, at the same time.
Multiple entries are accepted.
Poetry First Place is $250.00, Second: $125.00,
Writing First Place is $500.00, Second: $250.00, Third: $100.00
The entry fee is $5.00 (US dollars) per poem.
The entry fee is $10.00 (US dollars)
per short story.
These fees may be paid by mail or PayPal (online payment service). If fees are payed online, a $2.00
transaction fee will be added per poem or story entry fees. Each poem/story entry must be paid individually if using
the PayPal payment option. Note: The electronic entries and postal mail-in entries postmark deadline
to send all payments/entries is JULY 31, 2013 - 11:59PM. All
poetry and writing contest winners will be notified, announced and published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on September 9, 2013. Submitted poems/stories that come without an entry fee will be disqualified.
If sending entry fees via mail, Dreamquestone.Com accepts cash, money orders, cashiers checks, and personal checks.
Dreamquestone.Com will not accept any foreign currencies as payment. Cash in the form of U.S. Dollars or International
money orders may be used for international entries. However, remember when sending cash by way of postal mail, make sure your
envelope is well-secured and covered such that your cash cannot be seen through the envelope. *Note: Cash is accepted but
must be sent via postal mail at your own risk. All fees must be paid in the form of US dollars.
Poetry/Writing Entries Via Mail:
1. Print out the Mail in entry form.
2. Fill out the entry form with your current and correct information.
3. Included Poem/Short story Contest entries
must be neatly handwritten or typed and submitted with poet's/writer's name, address, phone number,
and email address (if applicable) in the upper left-hand corner of the entry. Repeat method for multiple submission.
Include payment $5.00 for each poem along with a (SASE) Self Addressed Stamped Envelope for entry confirmation and
notification. Include payment $10.00 for
each short story along with a (SASE) Self Addressed Stamped Envelope for entry confirmation and notification.
5. There are no limits
to your entries.
6. Make personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders payable to: "Dreamquestone.Com".
Cash payments are accepted, but will be sent at your own risk. (Entries from outside the United States are fine,
but entry fees must be made in US dollars. Foreign entrants are strongly urged to use international money
orders rather than personal checks). Personal checks must be cleared-- entries will not be considered valid
until they do. Dreamquestone.Com is not responsible for lost entries or payments.
Entries Via PayPal:
1. Please use the PayPal link on the "Enter Now!" page to enter.
2. The entry fee of $7.00 for each poem and
$12.00 for each short story submission will be entered. (Note: Electronic submissions require a two dollar ($2.00)
transaction fee to be included with the entry fee). After completing the transaction, send your entry electronically
3. Entries sent electronically must be sent as email attachments in a word processing document such as, Microsoft
Word (.doc) or (docx), Word Perfect (.wpd) or Rich Text Format (.rtf), Open Document Format (.odt), etc. Poetry
Contest Entry or Writing Contest Entry must be typed in the subject line of the email. The information requested
on the entry form can either be included in the typed Word processing document or typed into an email
message body area. If included in the Word document, entry form information should be on the first page. The contest
poem or short story entry must be on a separate page from the entry form information. PayPal payment must be made before
submitting the entry.
4. You will have to repeat these steps for the poems/short stories you wish to enter.
5. There are no limits
to your entries. Entrants cannot send payment by
mail and submit electronically. Either both payment and entry must be sent by mail or both must be sent electronically.
Entries will not be returned.
*Postmark deadline: JULY 31, 2013
All poetry and writing contest winners will be notified, announced and published online in the Dare to Dream pages on September 9, 2013.
Judges are members of Dream Quest One
-Dare to Dream Master Selection Committee. All poems are judged on the basis of originality, creativity,
characterization, artistic quality, adherence to the 30 line limit, and the ability to dream. All short stories are
judge based on originality, creative imagination, character introduction and development; plot development, adherence
to the (5) page limit, and the ability to dream. All decisions of the judges are final.
Dream Quest One.com does not release or sell customer or contest entrant information to third parties or mailing
lists, nor will you receive telephone solicitations, whatsoever. We occasionally send customer, contest entrants and members
of our mailing news about Dream Quest One products and contests (no more than twice a month). You may opt out of these notices
at any time by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the 'Safe Unsubscribe' link inside an emailed newsletter.
All poems and stories remain the property
of the artist who wrote or created them. By submitting a poem/story to this contest, the artist may
also be eligible for the publication of her or his work by Dreamquestone.Com. However, if any contest winner does not wish to have hers/his winning
poem and/or story published
online, one may request to have hers/his
In case you want to receive
entry fee(s) refund or having any problems about entering the Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest. If you would like
to receive a refund, please contact me via email at email@example.com, and let me know. Henceforth, I will gladly submit
your entry fee(s) refund, as soon as possible. If you have any problems about entry fee(s) payments, I will be eager to resolve
them as well. Our main focus is for poets and writers to continue doing so while
enjoying the process and journey to expressing oneself through experiences
in the Fine Arts community.
All Prizewinners will be notified by postal mail, email or by telephone. The
top three winning entries, poets/writers, their names and brief biographical information may be published
in the Dare to Dream pages at the Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest website upon the completion of each contest run.
c/o Andre L. West, Editor
Dream Quest One
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654
email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org