The Wayward Sword: Break the Mold: Personify Poems

By Writing Knights Press

put an end to a restrictive pattern of events or behavior by doing things in a markedly different way.

What happens when a Haiku receives head trauma?
What if your Sestina experienced psychosis?

Can an Ode have an oral fixation?

Submissions Accepted:
February 1, 2018-April 30, 2018

(these are guidelines, if a piece is a little under or over, submit it anyway)
Poems between 4 and 100 lines.

Email Address:

After publication all rights return to Creator.

Slated for May 2018.

Creator receives a printable PDF of the issue where the piece is included, with which the Creator may do as they please (including sell or distribute for free).

Optional Inclusion:
A 10-20 word bio, a 300 dpi black and white jpg photo 1.25″ x 1.25″

Subject line:
“The Wayward Sword: Break the Mold: Personify Poems – (Preferred Creator Name)”

Email Body:
Up to 5 pieces


no “Roses are Red / Violets are Blue” crap.
Send us your blood, sweat, tears, shit, mucus, broken bones, stitched hearts, brains ripped to shreds,
make the audience care about your main character
Swearing is fine if it works in context, but overuse isn’t edgy, it’s moronic.
Erotica/Nudity is fine, but gratuitous sex isn’t erotica it’s just pornography….

plus, if you write fan-fiction,
change the names of the characters so we don’t get sued.

The only hard/fast rule is: NO condoning hate speech or nonconsensual abuse….
You can certainly represent these issues in your art, but condoning these only serve to trigger victims, not to break open peoples’ minds so they can grow and overcome.

Source:: Writing Knights Press