About Acrostic Only

Introduction | AO's Workshop | Prompts Information
Submitting Poems | Judging Poems | AO Awards
AO Judges | Poet Of The Year Drawing


This is a must visit site (click COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH ) for serious Acrostic Poets writing in English. I found it to be very interesting!



November 2012 Acrostic Prompts

Posted by Vinay Leo R. on Sunday, November 4, 2012 | No Comments






For all you die-hearted serious writers, we have some wonderful challenges that will test your skills as a writer, or help you to become a better poet. We welcome you on this journey of change and innovation! Chose one, or do them all, but most of all, have FUN!

Limit 1 submission per prompt. No punctuation marks at the end of the line, in the Regular Acrostics section, please. If you are going to participate in the prompts, please put Acrostic Only link at the top or bottom of your poem.

You can choose to do 1, 2, 3, or 4 Words per line in each prompt, except for the INNOVATIVE PROMPTS. The prompt must have either 1 word each line throughout the entire poem, 2 words each line throughout the entire poem, 3 words each line throughout the entire poem, or 4 words each line throughout the entire poem. But you cannot mix it.

"Don't forget to drop in on your fellow poets, because it's as much fun to read acrostics as it is to write them! Also, it’s good to encourage a fellow writer, but be honest with them. If you have a suggestion on how to make something better, let them know. We are all here to learn to be better poets, and our readers are the best judges on whether or not we have succeeded in touching them with our creative thoughts."

REGULAR ACROSTICS PROMPTS:


Prompt 1:  ATTAIN

Prompt 2: RED IN ANGER

Prompt 3: LOST CAUSE

Prompt 4: HURRICANE

Prompt 5: NAPA VALLEY

Prompt 6: CILANTRO


INNOVATIVE ACROSTIC PROMPTS:


Prompt A: Acrostic Limerick (AL) - SPICY
(Limerick Form - a limerick is defined as “a light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of 5 anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba”. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 7 to 10 syllables and the last words rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 of Limericks have 5 to 7 syllables and the last words rhyme.)


Prompt B: Acrostic Haiku (AH) - IRK
(A Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having 3 unrhymed lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.)


Prompt C: Acrostic Short Story (AS) - DRUNK DRIVING
(An acrostic short story has the first letter of each paragraph in the story as the letters of the prompt. Let your story not exceed 500 words total.)  


Prompt D: Poet's Choice (PC) - This prompt is your choice. Any style you wish, but KISS it! (Keep It Short and Sweet). If you chose to use a photo, the poem must be able to stand on its own.


[Attention Participants: Please title your poem the same as the Prompt. You may put a sub-title if you desire, but the title must be the same as the prompt.. Thank you for your participation, it is very much appreciated.]







October 2012 Acrostic Only Prompts

Posted by Vinay Leo R. on Saturday, October 6, 2012 | No Comments






For all you die-hearted serious writers, we have some wonderful challenges that will test your skills as a writer, or help you to become a better poet. We welcome you on this journey of change and innovation! Chose one, or do them all, but most of all, have FUN!

Limit 1 submission per prompt. No punctuation marks at the end of the line, in the Regular Acrostics section, please. If you are going to participate in the prompts, please put Acrostic Only link at the top or bottom of your poem.

You can choose to do 1, 2, 3, or 4 Words per line in each prompt, except for the INNOVATIVE PROMPTS. The prompt must have either 1 word each line throughout the entire poem, 2 words each line throughout the entire poem, 3 words each line throughout the entire poem, or 4 words each line throughout the entire poem. But you cannot mix it.

"Don't forget to drop in on your fellow poets, because it's as much fun to read acrostics as it is to write them! Also, it’s good to encourage a fellow writer, but be honest with them. If you have a suggestion on how to make something better, let them know. We are all here to learn to be better poets, and our readers are the best judges on whether or not we have succeeded in touching them with our creative thoughts."

REGULAR ACROSTICS PROMPTS:


Prompt 1:  TARGET

Prompt 2: BABY STEPS

Prompt 3: I AM SORRY

Prompt 4: DIRTY POLITICS

Prompt 5: CAPE TOWN

Prompt 6: SUGAR


INNOVATIVE ACROSTIC PROMPTS:


Prompt A: Acrostic Limerick (AL) - STEAK
(Limerick Form - a limerick is defined as “a light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of 5 anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba”. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 7 to 10 syllables and the last words rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 of Limericks have 5 to 7 syllables and the last words rhyme.)


Prompt B: Acrostic Haiku (AH) - ALE
(A Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having 3 unrhymed lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.)


Prompt C: Acrostic Short Story (AS) - THE GARDEN
(An acrostic short story has the first letter of each paragraph in the story as the letters of the prompt. Let your story not exceed 500 words total.)  


Prompt D: Poet's Choice (PC) - This prompt is your choice, but this month, we are requesting you to keep your choice related to the Olympic Games. Any style you wish, but KISS it! (Keep It Short and Sweet). If you chose to use a photo, the poem must be able to stand on its own.


[Attention Participants: Please title your poem the same as the Prompt. You may put a sub-title if you desire, but the title must be the same as the prompt.. Thank you for your participation, it is very much appreciated.]







« Previous Post

Followers


© Copyrighted 2008 by Amias. I can’t copyright words, but I can copyright how I conjoined them, whether they are in poetry, prose, story, or article formats. All rights reserved.
© Copyright 1998-2009 by Linda Jones Malonson a.k.a. Amias.