"Masters" Poetry Contest Information

The 2021 Poetry Masters Contest is the first top tier contest offered by Oprelle Publications LLC. Five Authors will get to showcase their personal works in a “Poetry Masters Anthology.” Enter with only one poem.
ENTRY FEE IS 40.00; The Deadline is May 18th.

Our 5 finalists will be invited to showcase several pieces of their poetry ( up to 20 ) in the Poetry Masters Anthology. Furthermore, The Top Three Winners will also receive a Crystal Trophy, featured position on Oprelle’s Site, and 1,500., 1,000. or 500. in cash.


    Submit your best poem to enter.



    Full Rules & Info

    Prizes

    Contest entries for The Poetry Masters Contest will be accepted April 7th, 2021 through May 18th, 2021. Winners will receive a letter and prize winnings by regular mail. Oprelle’s Poetry Masters Contest winners will be posted on our site on or before June 30, 2021.


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    1st –

    $1,500.00 in cash winnings.

  • 1st Place Poetry Masters Certificate
  • Prime Anthology Placement (First poet in the “Poetry Masters" Anthology)
  • Three free paperback copies of the “Poetry Masters" Anthology
  • A featured position on Oprelle.com.
  • 2nd –

    $1,000.00 in cash winnings.

  • 2nd Place Poetry Masters Certificate
  • Prime Anthology Placement (Second poet in the “Poetry Masters" Anthology)
  • Two free paperback copies of the “Poetry Masters" Anthology
  • A featured position on Oprelle.com.
  • 3rd –

    $500.00 in cash winnings.

  • 3rd Place Poetry Masters Certificate
  • Prime Anthology Placement (Third poet in the “Poetry Masters" Anthology)
  • One free paperback copy of the “Poetry Masters" Anthology
  • A featured position on Oprelle.com.

  • Additional Finalists

    • Poetry Masters Finalist Certificate.
    • Publication in the “Poetry Masters” Anthology.
    • Free paperback copy of the “Poetry Masters” Anthology.
    • Recognition on Oprelle.com

    Eligibility

    The Poetry Masters Contest is an exclusive contest open to only previously published authors with at least one writing/poetry award. Poets maintain rights to their poems.


    Judging

    Each poem will be judged from a panel of three award-winning poets/writers. Final judging decisions will be made by our main judge, Gerry LaFemina.


    Publication

    The top three winners, and the contestants who reach the finalist stage of the contest will be featured in the “Poetry Masters” Anthology.


    Your writing takes us to transcendent places in our souls, and we are grateful for your words.


    Examples



    “She was a storm
    not the kind
    you run from
    but the kind
    you chase”
    - Excerpt from r.h.Sin

    “but this smart snow erases
    nothing, seeps everywhere,
    the search engine is inside us,
    the world is our display”


    ― Excerpt from Engines Within the Throne, by Cathy Park Hong

    “And she’s going to learn that this life will hit you hard in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach. But getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.”
    - Excerpt from If I Should Have a Daughter, By Sarah Kay