Congratulations First Half Marathoners! I am so happy that you have completed 12 poems in 12 hours! That is wonderful. Thank you for joining us in this madness.
In the past I have personally verified that everyone who applied for a certificate was eligible and then I would make a certificate. That is not possible this year and so we will be operating on the honor system.
If you completed the Poetry Half Marathon please consider the following certificate yours, to update with your name, to print if you choose to do so. We will be taking feedback into consideration, so if you really feel strongly about this new state of affairs please email me at email@example.com to explain your position.
Only use the below certificate if you completed The Half Marathon. Congratulations again on your completion of The Half Marathon. The link below will take to a version of the certificate that is easy to edit.
Half Marathon Certificate
The below image is not as easy to edit and just serves as an example of what the certificate will look like!
Also remember that this year we will be putting together a 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology.
Submissions will open August 10th and stay open till the 15th.
All submissions must include two poems, no more, no less. All submissions must be made via our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). The subject line of all emails must be Poetry Submission. Poems must be included in the body of the email.
All poems submitted must be written during the 2017 Poetry marathon. All poems should be completely edited and contain no major grammatical errors.
The first word of every line should not have a capitalization unless it is intentional! Word has an auto caps feature that you can turn off by following the instructions below.
To turn off automatic capitalization, follow these steps:
- Go to Tools. | AutoCorrect Options.
- On the AutoCorrect tab, deselect the Capitalize First Letter Of Sentences check box, and click OK.
You must indicate which hour each poem was written in. Only poets who completed the whole or half marathon will be eligible to submit.
There is no guarantee that by submitting your poem will be selected although the goal is to include one poem by everyone who submits.
Digital copies will be made available for free to any contributor. Print copies will be available for a reasonable price and any money that is made from them will go towards covering the cost of the marathon.
Want to know what the 2016 Poetry Marathon Anthology was like? Pick up your copy here.