About this challenge
Comfort is such a common pursuit, yet we all seek it in different forms and for different reasons. The form our comfort takes changes based on how old we are, our surroundings, our circumstances. Comfort may once have been a security blanket or a teddy bear; now it may be the smell of freshly-baked bread or your best friend’s smile. The feeling of sand between your toes or the first page of a favorite book. Comfort is both personal and universal, and, regardless of how we obtain it, it brings us all joy.
Write a poem (between 100 and 2,000 words) that expresses what comfort means to you.
This is poetry that feels like a hug. Bring alive what’s most personal with vivid detail. Show us how you feel the sensation of comfort in action or imagination. We look forward to basking in your contentments and to sharing your comfort with the Vocal community.
- Grand Prize: $5,000
- Second Place: $1,000
- 10 Runners-Up: $100
How to enter
For your poem to be eligible, it should be between 100 and 2,000 words, submitted to the Poets Community, and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Poems published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until September 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.
The Get Comfortable Poetry Challenge is exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more and upgrade to Vocal+ visit https://vocal.media/vocal-plus.
To be eligible to win the grand prize, second place, or runners-up prizes, you must be over the age of 13 and residing in a country where Stripe is available at the time of entry. A complete list of countries where Stripe is available can be found here—winners will need to have a Stripe account created and connected in order to receive the prizes. For this reason, entrants located outside of any of these countries will not be eligible to win.
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