The Sweetest Kind of Poison: A Poetry Competition

The Sweetest Kind of Poison: A Poetry Competition

There's a new poetry book on the block - be inspired to write something of your own, even if it's heartbreaking


We recently had a post on our blog all about Katie Wismer's new poetry book The Sweetest Kind of Poison (you can see it here on the right). What makes this book so special is not just the content but also the cover which was created by our very own Chrissy Sky. The novel has been hailed nothing short of incredible so if you want to win a signed copy then this is the competition for you!


The book just became available on Amazon this month (!) so we wanted to launch a Movellas competition to both promote the writer's debut release and see what you all thought of the poem excerpts we have from the book. More importantly, we're interested to see what your own poems would entail if they were formed following these same themes...


The book is a collection of poetry about toxic relationships and how to let go of what no longer serves you. It takes you through the fall, collapse, withdrawal, and recovery - but most importantly the now. As the synopsis says, "sometimes only our darkest experiences can bring out our raw strength and help us find the people we are meant to be."



How to Participate

To take part in this writing competition, just choose one of the options below:


1. Write a poem inspired by one of the themes found in the extract​. Your poem can be in iambic pentameter or free verse, it's entirely up to you.

2. Write a poetry collection (three or more poems) about an important journey involving some kind of character development.

3. Poem-writing not your thing? Then create an alternative cover or fanart for the poetry book of your choosing :)




Winning entries will be shared on Movellas' social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)


The Winner will receive a signed copy of The Sweetest Kind of Poison!


The Runner up will receive a paperback copy of The Sweetest Kind of Poison.


Best Cover/Fanart will receive a copy of Helium by Rudy Francisco, another amazing collection of poetry.



So in the spirit of love, learning, and some serious growing - it's time to fire up the keyboards and meddle in the mess that is relationships ;) It's been way too long since our last poetry competition!




Open globally

Multiple entries allowed (maximum - 3)

You may not update your entry/movella once the competition deadline has passed.

You may not use the same movella in future competitions.

You may not use a movella that has already been published in other competitions.

Check out the Competition FAQs for more..
NOTE: Covers must use resources licensed under CC0, or Public Domain. If you’re creating something that will be listed as a fan work, then you may use resources relating to your chosen fan-base (or combination of fan-bases), but it must be listed as fanfiction when you release it on Movellas.

Thank you to our ambassador Chrissy Sky for helping design this writing competition


Competition deadline is Friday, October 26 2018 (20:00 PST)

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