Your Quest: Kinsale Poetry about, in tribute to, regarding, or generally celebrating any of Laura Kinsale’s books, characters, etc. You can write it in the voice of one of the characters, or you can write it to one of the characters (though I believe Candy will fight you over more than a few of them). Whatever floats your boat, it’s
Your Poetic Format: Limerick or haiku. The choice is yours. You can enter as many times as you want. Bring it on, bring it often. Just bring it.
Your Judge: Laura Kinsale will judge the entries, and has the following words of encouragement for you poetic masterminds out there: Hints for contestants: My taste in limericks and haiku would probably be similar to Miss Leda’s. I will try not to give hedgehogs an unfair advantage.
Your Prize Booty: Thanks to SourceBooks Casablanca, we have a kickass set of prizes to give away.
The grand prize winner will receive a three-book set of the Kinsale books being released from Sourcebooks Casablanca: Midsummer Moon, Seize the Fire, and The Prince of Midnight, signed by Laura Kinsale.
Three honorable mention prizes will also be awarded, and the winners will receive one of the three Sourcebook Kinsale releases, also signed by Laura Kinsale.
So get your poetry on, folks. In order to inspire you, we provide samples.
The only thing wrong with these books
is not the lack of fine plot or sharp hooks.
The ephemeral art
lacks one crucial part:
There’s no Fabio-chest on my books!
Ah! Kinsale heroes.
The only thing more tortured?
The Dow Jones this week.
hedgehog saves the day. How d’you
like that, Mister Duke?
meets impoverished seamstress.
It’s awesome! I swear!
Green knyght abydeth
in bountee for his lemman
(Apologies for the mangling of the Middle English, but I couldn’t resist.)