Gearing up for the 2019 Poetry Marathon

Sign up starts on June Third! Jacob and I are going to be particularly busy this year, as our daughter celebrates her first birthday on the second of June, but we are excited!

The prompts are all ready to go and have been scheduled. This year some hours will have more than one prompt so that people have more options. Thank you to everyone who contributed a prompt.

Another big shift this year is that the posts in the marathon will be private by default. If you participate you can see others posts, if you don’t participate, you won’t.

However, if you do want to share your work with friends you are free to do so on your own blogs are social media. But the overwhelming feeling of the group was that private posts would be preferred.

The other big piece of news is that we have an editor for our Poetry Anthology this year. I’m really excited about this as it’s the first time I am not going to be the editor.

Jennifer Faylor is a poet and literary editor raised in NYC where she earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Currently she lives in Washington State and is working on her first short story collection. Her website is

She has volunteered and participated in a number of previous marathons!


3 thoughts on “Gearing up for the 2019 Poetry Marathon

  1. Awesome, fell asleep in 2017 and I’m seeking redemption.

    P.S. I agree with the idea of keeping posts private or limited to marathon participants, it’s all the anxiety of an open mic and first draft combined already, lol.

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