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Rated: 13+ · Message Forum · Dark · #1971713
Round 51 Open June 1, 2022
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'And all we feared inside the night / shows true in morning's biased light.' โ€• Garth von Buchholz

*Starbl* Thank you GeminiGem๐Ÿˆ for the beautiful Awardicon adorning this contest *Heart*
*Starbl* Thank you GabriellaR45 and embe for the beautiful Red Ribbon also adorning this page *Heart*

*Starbl* Thank you, Angels in my Ear for the new big and shiny Awardicon gracing this contest. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated!


Want to link easily to this contest use {item:darkpoetry}
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A signature for Quills finalists to useSignature image for finalists in the 2016 Quill Awards

Life isn't all rainbows, unicorns, and happy feelings. There are plenty of poetry groups for this kind of work (and I enjoy them all), but I want to enjoy the dark side as well. Show me the darkest corners of your heart and mind. Scare me, stir me, make me cry.

Apply to "Dark Dreamscapes to be invited to the group for updates on the contest (every other month only). You will be given instructions on how to remove yourself if you do not want to remain in the group. There are no requirements to stay in the group to enter the contest.


Dark Dreamscapes is a Prompt based contest for any dark, emotional, and twisted poetry, including gothic, supernatural, and horror. For more freedom of expression the Poetry can definitely go up to XGC as long as they are rated properly. Please read ALL of the rules!

Prompts may be pictures, a certain number of required words, a sentence, a question, specific dark genre or genre to MAKE dark, free-verse, or formed. Possibly a combination of 2 or more of these, or even a variety that you get to choose from. Whatever I feel like inspiring you with. *Vamp*


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*Note6* PLEASE READ THE RULES : *Note6*


*Starbl* Poetry can be rated UP TO XGC. But keep forum posts 13+
*Starbl* All Genres accepted including Erotica, Horror, etc, as long as it is DARK in nature.
*Starbl* No prejudice towards sexual preferences or racism allowed I want dark not degrading
*Starbl* Poetry must follow the prompt(s); for pictures an obvious related inspiration is simply required, everything else is self explanatory and will be written out for each contest for no confusion.
*Starbl* Old poems allowed as long as they follow the prompt(s). Previously awarded poems are allowed.
*Starbl* Entries must be posted in BITEM format: {bitem:#######} or ENTRY format {entry:#######} , replace #'s with your poem's item/entry number or look here *Right* WritingML Help for b-item WritingML Help for entry for more instructions
*Starbl* I will not be accepting forum posts as entries.
*Starbl* Each poem must not exceed 60 lines ~ unless the prompt states other wise. Please post line counts in the item
*Starbl* Please post Prompt # used in post when more than one prompt is available.
*Starbl* You may edit entries up until the end of the contest month.
*Starbl* One entry per prompt allowed



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Entries are due no later then 11:59pm WDC time on the last day of the month.
New Rounds start The First of every other month. We run:

February
April
June
August
Octoberfest
December

Winners will be announced no later than the 15th of the following off month


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Judge  this round:

๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark & Roland King

Judge's decision are final.






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Prizes Text

Must have 5 entries for 1st place to be awarded
Must have 8 entries for 1st and 2nd to be awarded
Must have 10+ entries for all 3 places to be awarded

First Place


*Giftw*: New DDP Awardicon + Dark Poetry MB

         and a home in "Dark Dreamscapes Winners Gallery

Second Place


*Giftw*: 50k Awardicon + Dark Poetry MB

         and a home in "Dark Dreamscapes Winners Gallery

Third Place


*Giftw*: 25k Awardicon + Dark Poetry MB

         and a home in "Dark Dreamscapes Winners Gallery

Honorable Mention


*Giftw* Dark Poetry Merit Badge and Honorable Mention in the "Dark Dreamscapes Winners Gallery

Honorable mentions are at judges discretion






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Any Donations of 40k will receive a MB.

Please send GPs directly to ID# 1982963 ("Dark Dreamscapes) or post them below.

Click here for a list of Donors


To maintain these great prizes this contest will need the support of donations. Every donation, no matter the size is highly appreciated.




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This month's contest runs from April 1st 12am WDC to April 30th 11:59PM WDC



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April Round 50


Prompts

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DDPC Round 50 Prompt 1


*Vignette6* Writer's Choice - Free-verse or choose a form from The Poet's Garret   or Shadow Poetry  
*Vignette6* May choose any form from any site as long as you can link back to it
*Vignette6* 60 Line Maximum


And/Or

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DDPC Round 50 Prompt 2


*Vignette6* Writer's Choice - Free-verse or choose a form from The Poet's Garret   or Shadow Poetry  
*Vignette6* May choose any form from any site as long as you can link back to it
*Vignette6* 60 Line Maximum


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*Box* #1*Down*
"Bunny and Coney Find a Hobby by Solace.Bring

*Box* #2*Down*
"Collector's Item by GERVโœจprep Magical Adventure

*Box* #3*Down*
 
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Easter Bunnies  (18+)
Sometimes uniformity is confused with harmony...
#2271352 by WriterAngel


*Box* #4*Down*
 
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The Easter Bunny's Lair  (13+)
A poem about another reality Easter Bunny
#2272115 by J.L. O'Dell


*Box* #5*Down* (Unlocks First Place Prize)
 
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The Twins  (13+)
entry dark dreamscape april 2022
#2272191 by My Sox Rox


*Box* #6*Down*
 Rebirth  (ASR)
A Pleiades poem written for the Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest.
#2272211 by Dream ~โ˜…~ Justly


*Box* #7*Down*
 
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The Sisters  (GC)
They visit him
#2270501 by PiriPica


*Box* #8*Down* (Unlocks Second Place Prizes)
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*Box* #9*Down*
{bitem:}

*Box* #10*Down* (Unlocks All 3 Prizes)
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Winners Text
February Round 49 Winners


*Trophyg* Tie for First Place

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Unrestrained  (13+)
Flesh mere gossamer, drapery to clothe cold bones. And the bleating heart, mere dreams
#2268360 by Kรฅre Enga back in Montana



*Trophyg* Tie for First Place

"The Thump of Bitter Echoes by WriterAngel





See all Winners and Honorable mentions here:
 
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Dark Dreamscapes Winners Gallery  (13+)
Past Winners of the Dark Dreamscapes Contests
#1983021 by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark


Visit our Honorary Queen and Prince of Darkness for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

 
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2019/2020 Honorary QoD & PoD Page  (E)
2019/2020 Honorary QoD & PoD Page
#2232110 by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark


 
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2020/2021 Honorary QoD & PoD Page  (E)
2020/2021 Honorary QoD & PoD Page
#2259314 by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark


***Donations can be made directly in the forum below or send to Group ID 1982963***








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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  05-21-22 @ 4:40 pm
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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  05-21-22 @ 4:39 pm
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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  05-21-22 @ 4:38 pm
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by PiriPica  •  04-30-22 @ 6:53 pm
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by Dream ~โ˜…~ Justly  •  04-30-22 @ 3:25 pm
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by My Sox Rox  •  04-29-22 @ 9:28 pm
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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  04-29-22 @ 10:51 am
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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  04-29-22 @ 10:50 am
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by J.L. O'Dell  •  04-28-22 @ 2:26 pm
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by WriterAngel  •  04-15-22 @ 11:31 am
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by GERVโœจprep Magical Adventure  •  04-11-22 @ 1:09 am
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by Brian K Compton  •  03-15-22 @ 3:42 pm
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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  03-01-22 @ 8:48 am
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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  03-01-22 @ 8:46 am
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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  03-01-22 @ 8:45 am
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by Brian K Compton  •  02-28-22 @ 10:35 pm
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by Kรฅre Enga back in Montana  •  02-28-22 @ 10:30 pm
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by Fran ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’œ  •  02-28-22 @ 1:30 pm
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by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleens lost in the Dark  •  02-18-22 @ 10:06 am
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by J.L. O'Dell  •  02-17-22 @ 2:10 pm

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