I deal with words all day. Mostly, it’s in the form of articles and rulebooks, but occasionally it’ll run into the more creative forms. Though I don’t end up dealing with poetry much, it does show up from time to time. If you’re good with syllables, then you might want to check out Assault Publishing’s Haiku Contest, going on now.
From the announcement (note: all mentions of “this post” refer to the Assault Publishing post. Typing your haiku here will be cool, but won’t get your name in the hat for the contest):
Shadows in the Void
space – exploding craft silence
no peace at frontiers
Assault Publishing haiku mini-competition!
The rules are simple:
1. Write a haiku (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku) in English about any Assault Publishing game (commercial or free: Sturmovik Commander, Hind Commander, AWACS: Gulf War, PMC 2640, Heroic Ballads, Shadows in the Void) and post it in a comment below this post (the original one, not a shared post!).
2. The author of the haiku I like most will receive a Shadows in the Void starter squadron for one of the following factions (winner’s choice): Confederacy (APSF-0000), Esh-Aven (APSF-1000) or Terran Post-human Empire (once released).
3. The contest is open for all Facebook users who are at least 18 years old.
4. The deadline for posting your haiku is 9th November 2017, 11:59 PM CET.
5. The winner will be announced on the Assault Publishing Facebook page within 7 days from the deadline.
6. You can submit as many haiku as you wish!
7. The competition is organized by Assault Publishing Marcin Gerkowicz, ?rodkowa 1/16, 20-015 Lublin, Poland.
8. This competition is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, managed by or otherwise associated with Facebook.