Happy first of December! I thought it would be nice to do something a little different and fun this Christmas season. So we're holding the first-ever Dickensblog poetry contest.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
Write a poem based on A Christmas Carol. It can be any sort of poem you like: sonnet, haiku, free verse, ballad, limerick, etc. You can post your poem in the comment section here. Your deadline is December 15, at 11:59 p.m.
Rolley Haggard has graciously agreed to be our judge. Rolley, some of you may recall, is a longtime reader who has written poetry for Dickensblog before. I'll be sending the poems to him without names attached, so that he can judge them impartially.
First, second, and third place winners will be announced Dec. 26. The first place winner will receive a copy of Barnes & Noble's Leatherbound Classics edition of A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories. The second and third place winners will each receive a copy of B&N's new pocket edition of A Christmas Carol.
Good luck and have fun!