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April is National Poetry Month. To mix things up a bit, the April Challenge is to write a Limerick!

A limerick (paraphrased from Wikipedia) is a five-line poem, with a strict rhyming scheme (aabba), which intends to be witty or funny.

For example:

There was a young man named Dwight
Who always wanted to write
He joined Write On! Online
Took it as a good sign
Now he pens from dawn til night

Write On! Online’s monthly contests are designed to encourage you to give those writing muscles a workout.


1st Place: A medium-length (or 21,000 word) one-reader iScript (you can even get a voice recording of a collection of stories or poems); plus, have your limerick published on Write On! Online

2nd Place: Writing Poetry From the Inside Out: Finding Your Voice Through the Craft of Writing Poetry by Sandford Lyne, compliments of The Writers Store

3rd Place: Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the acclaimed HowToDoItFrugally series and member of VBT-Writers on the Move

Submit your limerick in the body of an email to debra@writeononline.com by Friday, April 30. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in the May Write On! Newsletter.

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