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Old 06-05-2018, 03:44 PM
Max Goodman Max Goodman is offline
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Hi, Matt,

When I send multiple entries, I do it in separate messages sent from the same email address and with the same postal address. In the past, I've also sent multiple entries in a single email with the pseudonym alongside my real name. That seems to work, too. Lucy doesn't seem to be much of a stickler about such things.

I haven't tried multiple entries with Tessa (except that when the toast comp got repeated I resubmitted the previous year's entry along with a new poem. Tessa apparently didn't care for either).

P.S.: It's Noam D. Plum. Plume would be silly.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:47 PM
Matt Q Matt Q is offline
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Thanks Max, that's good to know.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:47 PM
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Jayne Osborn Jayne Osborn is offline
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Hey, Max, you've provided me with another opportunity to say that I've had a win in The Speccie and The Oldie competitions with the same poem, but about a year apart. It must be... oh, at least a year since I last mentioned it.

I don't know the number of times I've won but as I subscribe to both magazines I do keep all the copies in which I get even the slightest mensh. Like others have said, though, quite often the topic doesn't float my boat at all, especially the prose comps or political ones. (I don't have a single poem about Corbyn, May, Cameron, Boris, even Trump... none of 'em!)

I'm not interested in winning for winning's sake - I generally strive to submit poems that might be useful additions to my repertoire, for readings, and if I win I read the poem to an audience from the actual magazine; it has more clout that way.

But I love seeing so many of ''us'' on the pages of The Speccie and The Oldie, and get a kick out of declaring "That one's written by my friend... and that one... and that one..."

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Old 06-06-2018, 05:51 AM
Brian Allgar Brian Allgar is online now
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Originally Posted by Nicholas Stone View Post
I think it's always been the case for Speccie/Staggers &c. that when I've sent more than one, it's the one I think is worse that gets chosen (if any).
That often happens to me, which is why my sister "wins" rather more often than I do these days.
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Old 06-30-2018, 05:42 PM
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Yes, we need to revive the word treen -- I learned it from Elizabeth I's Bishop Jewel, who said "In the old days we had treen chalices and golden priests, but now we have treen priests and golden chalices."
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