Tiferet's 2018 Poem-A-Thon starts April 1st

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In honor of this year’s National Poetry Month, Tiferet Journal again offers our annual Poem-a-thon.

This special event, which brings you into a community of writers committed to write a poem a day for 30 days, is also our biggest fundraiser of the year. Past participants have hailed from Burma, Wales, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Canada, and all across the United States.

What’s Involved?

There is no fee to join our popular program. But by joining, you commit to two things:
1. You will write a poem a day (and yes, it can be first draft quality) in response to inspirational prompts emailed to you each day.
2. You agree to find friends, family members, and other organizations to sponsor your writing through donations.

Here’s how to apply to join the 2018 Poem-a-thon:

1. Email editors@tiferetjournal.com. Write POEM-A-THON APPLICATION in the Subject Line. Send us a 50-70 word bio and no more than 3 poems, all included in the body of the email. Our Poem-a-thon Host Poet, Philip Marley, will send you daily prompts beginning April 1. And yes, if you miss our April 1 launch, you can still apply to join the poem-a-thon until April 6.

2. If you are accepted to the program, you will receive information about sharing your poems on a special Facebook group and the Tiferet website, as well as suggestions on how to raise money to support your creative endeavor. As a Poem-a-thon participant, you are expected to raise $100 in sponsorship fees from friends and family members. Just like a walk or run for a charitable cause, but this time you’re writing!

3. Your daily poems will be shared on Tiferet’s website.

4. Upon finishing your 30 poems and meeting your sponsorship goal, you will receive a FREE copy of a poetry craft book and a FREE digital subscription to Tiferet.

What’s in it for you?

*Daily prompts to inspire you to write
*An education in poetic forms & more
*A community of fellow poets to encourage your work
*A chance to share your poems with a larger audience
*A free digital subscription to Tiferet
*A poetry craft book

Who’s participating?

Poets from all over the globe. Read last years participant’s bios.

Intimidated by the thought of writing a poem a day?

For those who have never challenged themselves to write 30 poems in 30 days, it can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of one’s life. It allows a poet a chance to write all those poems he or she has put on the backburner. Some poets choose to devote their entire 30 days to writing on a specific theme which is wonderful. It is also a helpful way to generate poems to polish off a lingering manuscript. There are so many good reasons for a poet to participate!

Donations can be made via credit or debit card by clicking the “Sponsor A Poet” button below. Please complete the form and be sure to enter the name of the poet you are sponsoring and the dollar amount. Enter your payment information then click the “Sponsor” button at the bottom of the form to complete your donation. Thank you for your support!