In 2019, Indian author Ruchi Acharya dreamed of a literary community that could bridge the gap between the fellow, emerging writers with a fervent passion to create and the world of traditional publishing. She envisioned a place where writers and artists are allowed to publish based solely on the merit of their creative skills. Her desire and inspired vision culminated in the design of Wingless Dreamer Publisher, a forum providing aspiring and experienced creators alike the opportunity to share their love of English literature and art on a global platform.

Throughout the year, our Wingless Dreamer team offers a multitude of themed writing contests designed to stimulate fresh ideas and present an opportunity for talented authors worldwide to contribute perspectives through creative expression efforts. Then, we stream together with the components of writing, editing, and illustrating to result in publications of beautiful poetry anthologies that we promote in the marketplace. Our commitment to providing this single platform and process allows our authors and artists to bypass challenges and obstacles associated with the traditional publishing goal, and instead maintain their focus and devotion to creating works of art.

Most meaningful is that Wingless Dreamer community members become part of a family, and are guided, encouraged, and supported as they take each step toward cultivating a successful writing or art career. Non-native English-speaking authors are also granted access to free reviews, critiques, marketing, and, in some cases, funding for their work. Our community has slowly, but steadily, grown to become a prominent stage featuring well-known professional writers and artists from all over the world.

Finally, we at Wingless Dreamer are devoted to publishing poetry, fiction, and artwork reflecting the entirety of multiple perspectives and varied experiences extracted from the deep well of soulful human existence. As such, BIPOC, LGBTQ, disabled, minority, and other marginalized voices are especially invited to join in the sharing. Our ultimate goal is to uplift the human spirit through a diverse creative community. At its core, the human spirit desires connections through expressions. We ardently endeavor to gift wings to these heartfelt dreams.

Wingless Dreamer Publisher is happy to announce a new poetry contest for you. This June we decided to conduct an ‘Open theme’ contest for our aspiring participants. Yes, you heard us right! You’re limitless. Not only it's an open theme but also our editorial team will be providing you with valuable and constructive feedback to help you to improve your writing skills. We are a team of writers so we can totally understand and relate with you the significance of feedback on your literary piece. Harness your creativity and explore your capabilities. Embrace the ideology of being yourself that’s more than enough. You’re unbound and uncaged. Send us your best of best works. Let the poetry flow. All the best.


Judging criteria:

Uniqueness – 50%

Creativity/Style and Originality – 30%

The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10%

Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => TOTAL – 100%

Rules:

  1. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over.
  2. Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style as long as it goes well with the theme for the contest.
  3. They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines (excluding title).
  4. Remember one poem submission per contest.
  5. Poems should be in English, must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another poetry competition, or be the translated work of another poet.
  6. All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification.
  7. Our judges will read all entries.
  8. No changes can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.
  9. The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. WinglessDreamer Poetry Festival Trustees, employees or associates, or members of their families, may not enter.

About this contest:

Culture: a word that has more than one unique, powerful meaning. It’s part of all of us, our experiences and beliefs. At Wingless Dreamer we want you to look back on where you’ve come from and see how you came to be where you are today. Look at your unique background and paint a picture, write a poem about it. Look at the past and give us glimmers of hope and change. Now happy writing!

Judging Criteria:

Uniqueness – 50%

Creativity/Style and Originality – 30%

The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10%

Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => TOTAL – 100%

Rules:

  1. All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.
  2. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries can be on any subject.
  3. Poems must be in English.
  4. All the participants must be 18+ years old or above.
  5. Poems must be the entrant’s original work.
  6. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, or made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 July 2022.

You can read our Terms and Conditions here.

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Wingless Dreamer Publisher is happy to announce a new poetry contest for you. We have decided to conduct an ‘Open theme’ contest for our aspiring participants. Yes, you heard us right! You’re limitless. We will respond to you with our decision within 72 hours once you submitted your work with us. Harness your creativity and explore your capabilities. Embrace the ideology of being yourself that’s more than enough. You’re unbound and uncaged. Send us your best of best works. Let the poetry flow. All the best.

Judging criteria:

Uniqueness – 50%

Creativity/Style and Originality – 30%

The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10%

Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => TOTAL – 100%

Rules:

  1. All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.
  2. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries can be on any subject.
  3. Poems must be in English.
  4. All the participants must be 18+ years old or above.
  5. Poems must be the entrant’s original work.
  6. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, or made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 January 2022.

You can read our Terms and Conditions here.

Paranormal events are averred phenomena described in modern culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge. We are seeking short stories based on true events about such paranormal encounters experienced by you, your friends, or your family. The short story must not exceed more than 500 words. We request you to avoid cliche such as a scary doll coming to life, or you slowly becoming a monster. Your short story must seem natural within the confines of the setting and plot. It should make sense to the readers not you trying to jump on a famous trend.

Paint the canvas in red and submit your paranormal encounters today.

Rules and Guidelines:

  1. All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.
  2. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). All short stories must not exceed 500 words.
  3. The participant must be 18 years old or above at the time of submitting the work with us.
  4. Poems must be in English. One poem per poet.
  5. Poems must be the entrant’s original work.
  6. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, or made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before submitting your work.

Can you recall any reminiscing memories?  A thousand whirring past your head but some stick out in vivid colours and stark details refusing to fade away with time. These memories start refusing to loosen their hold over you, as you look away into the void and look back again -reminiscing, cherishing, haunting, and repressing.

So take this writing challenge, and pen down those stubborn memories. Through this contest, Wingless Dreamer publisher would like you to cherish and relive your memories in the form of poetry. Let this be your healing process, your catharsis.

Memories take us on a journey of happy times, sad moments, passion wilderness, aggressive states, or self-healing reminders. Pick up your own memory and let it out.

Rules:

  1. All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.
  2. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title).
  3. Entries can be on any subject.
  4. Poems must be in English.
  5. Poems must be the entrant’s original work.
  6. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 January 2022.

You can read our Terms and Conditions here

Theme:

Wingless Dreamer Publisher is happy to announce a new poetry contest for you. This September, we decided to conduct a theme-based writing contest for our aspiring participants. The theme is MY UNHEARD SEPTEMBER. Based on your interpretation you're free to write a poem and submit it to us. Harness your creativity and explore your capabilities. Embrace the ideology of being yourself that’s more than enough. You’re unbound and uncaged. Send us your best of best works. Let the poetry flow. All the best.

Judging criteria:

Uniqueness – 50%

Creativity/Style and Originality – 30%

The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10%

Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => TOTAL – 100%

Rules:

  1. All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.
  2. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries can be on any subject.
  3. Poems must be in English.
  4. Poems must be the entrant’s original work.
  5. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, or made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 January 2022.

You can read our Terms and Conditions here

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