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. Remember, the title(s) of your poem(s) do not count as lines.
All short stories may be on any
subject or theme. For example, any fiction, non-fiction, creative nonfiction stories, essays, short screenplays, diary,
blog and journal entries 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. No word count. All entries must be original
You may submit entries to both the poetry contest and the writing contest, at the same time.
Multiple entries are accepted.
Note: All poems and short stories
may be revised and resubmitted, and will be accepted until the contest's postmark deadline.
Place is $250.00, Second: $125.00, Third: $50.00
Writing First Place is $500.00, Second: $250.00, Third: $100.00
The entry fee is $5.00 (US dollars)
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 paid 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 JANUARY 31st, 2017 - 11:59PM, Central Standard Time
(CST). All poetry and writing contest winners will be notified, and published online in
the Dare to Dream pages, on March 26th, 2017. Submitted poems/stories that come without an entry fee will be disqualified.
If sending entry fees via mail, Dreamquestone.Com accepts cash, money orders, cashier's 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 currency 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(s) and/or Short story(ies)
Contest entries must be neatly hand printed or legibly 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.
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. Multiple and simultaneous
poetry and writing contest entries are accepted. 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.
Submitting Poetry/Writing Contest 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 submitted 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 may be either 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(s) or short story(ies) entry must be on a separate page from the entry form information. You may use only one Entry Form
for all entries. PayPal payment must be made before submitting all entries.
4. Multiple and simultaneous poetry contest and writing contest entries are accepted. There are no limits to your
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: JANUARY 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM, CST.
All WINTER 2016 - 2017 Poetry and Writing
Contest winners will be notified, and published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on March 26, 2017.
Judges are blind panel members of the
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).
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All poems and stories remain the property
of the artist who has written 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 entry(ies) omitted.
In case you want to receive
entry fee(s) refund or having any problems with PayPal, checks or other entry fee(s) payment(s)
methods while entering the Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest:
If you would like to receive a refund before the contest deadline, please contact
Andre L. West, Editor via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Henceforth, I will gladly
submit your entry fee(s) refund and your poetry/writing contest entry(ies) will be withdrawn,
as soon as possible. If you have any questions/problems with PayPal, checks or about
other entry fee(s) payments, I will be eager to resolve them as well. Our main focus is inspire,
motivate and encourage poets and writers to continue doing so, while enjoying the journey by expressing oneself, through growth and development
in the Fine Arts & Writing 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.
For further information, contact:
c/o Andre L. West, Editor
Dream Quest One
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654
email us at: email@example.com