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Degman's Travel Guide to Rhyming Poetry Contest

I'm excited to present this special invitation for all Sub Six Members.

Author Lori Degman is here to share her love of rhyme and judge

our Travel Guide to Rhyming Poetry Contest.

Lori Degman wrote a poem to inspire you to pick up your pens!

Get ready, ‘cause now is the time,

to polish your meter and rhyme.

Write your best valentine,

using only four lines,

and make it unique and sublime!

The person whose poem strikes a nerve,

and wows me with vim and with verve,

will win a critique,

to help their technique -

a prize that they'll surely deserve!


To Enter

Write an original 4-line poem with at least one end rhyme.

Type your poem into the comments section of this post -OR-

the designated post on the Sub Six Facebook page.

Deadline for your poem entry is 12 midnight EST, February 9, 2020

You must be a Sub Six member.

* On the Sub Six FB page, request to join us and answer our 3 questions.

* Only one entry per person. Please do not re-post your poem for any reason.


Winner: Lori has offered to critique one rhyming picture book manuscript up to 500 words.


Poems are judged by Lori Degman.

Winner will be announced on February 14th.

Have fun!

Lori Degman writes in rhyme, most of the time – but not always! She is the author of the award-winning books: 1 Zany Zoo, Cock-a-Doodle Oops, and Just Read, as well as Norbert’s Big Dream, Like a Girl, and the upcoming Travel Guide For Monsters. She was a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. Lori lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois, where she spends her days writing, visiting schools and playing with her grandkids. You can find her online at

For those not familiar with Sub Six, we are a Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Support Group. Members support each other through encouraging comments, submission tally sheet and monthly prizes. If you write and/or illustrate for children’s literature - Join us Here!

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