Congratulations Poetry Marathoners!

You did it! Congratulations! I am very impressed! You wrote 24 poems in 24 hours. This is an achievement that few poets ever accomplish. Although, if you are a returning marathoner, some of you might be accomplishing it for the second or third time or fourth, fifth or even sixth time!

Now you should probably go get some sleep.

After every marathon I have participated in I have been filled with exhaustion but also a tremendous sense of achievement. I hope you have that too.

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 full 24 hour Poetry 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 to explain your position.

Only use the link below to access the certificate if you have completed the Full Marathon.

Click on the link below, and save the PowerPoint file to your computer, add a text box. Type in your name, then save as a JPEG.

The link to the Powerpoint for editing.

The visual example of what the certificate will look like is right below this text.

Also this year we will be putting together a 2021 Poetry Marathon Anthology.

Submissions will open July 6th and stay open till the 25th.

Full anthology submissions details will be available on the 6th. All submissions must be written during the 2021 Poetry Marathon.

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 2020 Poetry Marathon Anthology was like? Pick up your copy here.

14 thoughts on “Congratulations Poetry Marathoners!

  1. Caitlin and Jacob, another fabulous year!
    Thanks for all your hard work to put this event together. It must be ten times more exhausting for you than for us participants.
    See ya again next year!


  2. I completed my 2nd 24 hour Poetry Marathon and the inspiration flowed out of me. I even had subtle rhyme in pieces which I usually don’t do. I enjoyed the prompts and pictures. I had a few of my own influences that had been on the back burner for some time. I enjoyed getting punchy in wee hours laughing at our inspirations. Write on!

  3. This was a great 1st time experience. Difficult to say that for every first time though 😀.. I was hesitant and I wasn’t even sure if I would make it. But I did. The experience of the community was amazing. It helped me push throug. Thanks so much for this beautiful albeit tiring experience.

  4. Caitlin and Jacob – you did it again! What a spectacular event. Best ever, IMHO. Loved the text/visual prompt option – definitely goosed the creative process!

    Thanks again for all you guys do in making the experience so memorable and bringing such a diverse group together.

    You guys impact a lot of people in so many positive ways. Thank you both!

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