Wattpad, a social reading site, has lanched The Attys
, a digital poetry prize that will be judged by Margaret Atwood. The contest has two tiers: enthusiasts and competitors. Enthusiasts submit one poem while competitors enter a collection of 10 pieces, each in a different poetic form.
The contest carries a $1,000 top prize. There are other prizes as well including a short feedback session from author Margaret Atwood. Submissions close on October 31, 2012.
Margaret Atwood says, "Welcome to the first Wattpad Attys! I'm very honored to have it named after me. Poetry is at the core of each language, and language itself is at the core of our humanity. May you enjoy composing your own poems, and enjoy reading the poems of others! These are very ancient pleasures; by sharing in them, you are sharing in our own deep history."