Annual M.R. Mathias Dragon Poetry Contest

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting, for the second year, a poetry contest with author M.R. Mathias.  The poetry contest will also include a Poetry Anthology, publishing all submissions and raising money for the charity, Smile Train.  This is a great chance to not only get some of your work out there, but to help a wonderful cause.

A Little About M.R. Mathias

The jewel you see glowing in the ring in my authors photo isn’t really a jewel at all. It is the crystallized tear of a real dragon. In my novel “The Royal Dragoneers” you might find the moment where this wonderfully magical tear drop fell from a green dragons eye and hardened on its way down to land in a mess of troll corpses that the dragon was laying on.

My grandfather died before I was born, but the ring was given to me by my mother, after my grandmother recently died. My grandfather had apparently won the ring in a poker game near the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma sometime in the early 1900′s.

It has been a boon, the magic of the teardrop, for it brought you here to me didn’t it? Now treat yourself to something fantastic and try out the free sample of one of my novels. I hope you enjoy the journey. It will be spectacular.

~Contest Rules~

The poem submitted must center on dragons.   Any style poetry will be accepted.  All entries must be submitted by email to lisa AT lmstull DOT com before midnight February 15, 2012.  At that time, the entries will be reviewed and judged.  Please reference “M.R. Mathias Poetry Contest 2012” in the subject line of your email.


1st Place – The winner of the poetry contest will receive a KINDLE FIRE!!! With
e-book copies of Confliction Compendium and A Thirty-Something Girl by L.M. Stull.

2nd Place – The second place winner will receive signed copies of Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools, The Sword and the Dragon, as well as A Thirty-Something Girl by L.M. Stull.


Three runner-ups – Kindle copies of the Confliction Compendium.

M.R. Mathias has also graciously agreed to produce an e-book poetry anthology* (available on Kindle & Nook for $0.99) of all submissions, with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to, as well as a $250 donation to the charity made by the author.

So, without further delay, step away from your current WIP, enter the world of dragons and write some poetry!

Submissions will be accepted beginning NOW!

*All entries added to the Poetry Anthology are deemed donations.  The Author’s name will be attributed in the anthology.  It is understood that Author will be due no monies in connection with the Anthology sales.  Each sale will equal approximately a $0.35 net profit for the charity after deducting costs associated with producing the Kindle & Nook ebooks.  M.R. Mathias will receive no compensation for this Anthology.  Net proceeds received from sales will be donated to  The Anthology will remain on sale until the net profit reaches $250.00.  At that time, the Anthology will be removed from sale.  Rights to each poem will remain with Author.

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      All entries must be submitted by email to lisa AT lmstull DOT com before midnight February 15, 2012. At that time, the entries will be reviewed and judged. Please reference “M.R. Mathias Poetry Contest 2012” in the subject line of your email.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Well, I just submitted my poem, and hope you like it. Dragon’s and fae are something I love to read, and write about. I enjoyed the challenge, and look forward to reading the Anthology. Susan

  3. I tried and tried, but through it all a poem could not convey all I detail I wanted. I did however come up with a brilliant story. So, thank you. You have inspired me, and now I’m off. There is a dragon waiting, and a man that doesn’t know who he is. :)

  4. I entered. I wish I could have written something better, especially since I absolutely adore dragons… but i blanked slightly. I apologise if it is not up to par with the other submissions.

      • Well I bought the book, I entered the contest, but my poem is not in the book. will you please tell me why? I know i’m new, but what did I do wrong? I’m ashamed now that I told my friends I’d have a poem in it. please email me with a reason. I followed the rules. ???

      • Emailed you Elaine, but any anthology you would have purchased was with last year’s entries. This year’s entries have only just finished being judged and have not yet been made into an ebook.

        Hopefully this answers your question. Thank you.

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