•  $100 Winning Prize  
•  $10 for Honorable Mentions  
•  Free Entry  

•  Prior Publication Okay
•  Ends Sunday

Each week's Winner will receive a $100 cash prize, sent via PayPal to the user's registered e-mail address. Entry is free.
 
There may occasionally be one or more additional poems that receive an Honorable Mention. This will not necessarily be awarded every week, but when awarded, the poet(s) will receive a $10 cash prize, sent via PayPal to the user's registered e-mail address. All Winners and Honorable Mentions will be eligible to be included in future print anthologies.
 
Any type of poem is welcome! Formal or informal, long or short, rhyme or free verse—we like all kinds of poems. Results will be announced within three days of the contest end and posted in the contest winners' forum. Honorable mentions will be posted in the honorable mentions forum.
 
Each week's winner will be selected by Poetry Nook's editorial staff. 
 
Rules
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1. Any length.
2. Any theme.
3. You must be a registered user of this site to post (registration is free).
4. By posting you certify that this is your own work, you hold the copyright, and you are granting us permission to publish it on our site and in a printed anthology.
5. Prior publication is fine, as long as you hold the rights to republish. Please credit the prior publication beneath the poem, in italics.
6. Posting on social media or other sites is encouraged. We actively follow user likes and insightful comments on the poems.
7. Non-English poems are welcome as long as you have an English translation beneath it.
8. Winners will be announced within five days of the contest end. For example, if the contest ends on Sunday, the winner will be announced by Friday.
9. Payments will be made only via Paypal, sent to your registered email address within one week after the winner is announced. The recipient is responsible for any Paypal fees. We will not send payment by any other method.
10. No feedback will be provided if your poem did not get chosen.
11. If your poem did not get chosen in a given week, you are welcome to resubmit it in a subsequent week.
12. Winners are welcome to enter subsequent contests with a different poem.
13. We recommend copying your poem into the editor from Notepad or some other program that does not add text markup for best formatting results. Please review your formatting after posting to make sure it looks how you want it to look. In the worst case scenario, if you can't get line breaks to work correctly, please disable rich text.
14. Every contest begins on Monday at 12:00 AM and ends on Sunday at 11:59 PM (New York time).
 
Thank you for participating! We look forward to reading your work. 

Press the blue "Compete" button below to participate (viewable to registered users). You can only participate in active contests, not "Upcoming" contests. Please check the date the contest begins before attempting to participate. The active contest can be found on the home page.

 

Monday, March 20, 2017 to Monday, March 27, 2017
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Commentssort ascending
OUR MAN J. L Dili 1 4 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Talking Lungs Maria Stadnicka 3 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Humankind alexanderhead 5 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
From Walt to Emily (Dedicated to Emily Dickinson’s Poem 39) xxotasha 0 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
"Death Rides by a Comanche Moon" ENahte 3 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Ghost Beech Che Sara Sara 2 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Study of Early Morning Fjördlý 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
First Time thomashill9333 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The bookmakers lyrical_bants 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
At the Word Party Mary Soon Lee 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Paradox Lights in the dark 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Ride DaynaGTroisi 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Strawberry men DaProf 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I Am My Shadow Arianah 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Litany of Love and Rain Sarah Russell 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Deliverance saulmaciasz 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Self-portrait Natalia K 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Times with You rickjstassi 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
IM to a Cyberbully Marshy05 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Disengage Mr. Cadillac Blood 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
English FABIYAS M V 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Something to Light Our Way thedustdancing 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Man is Water christakitchen 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Stonecutter Miles T. Ranter 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
random heights AMDiPlacido 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
MASK - The Fear Imon Shrabana 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Into Madness Skittsy 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Somewhere I am me Dyinginthedesert 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Beating Mind C.S. Converse 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Adopted: A Haiku MinHua 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Foreign Exchange Student DavidKM 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Martian Garden John Philp Johnson 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Heart Project alex mccoy-reimer 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Protest: Ant Work Ethic MHPayne 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Who am I? beautifulmind 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Confluence of Dead Masters Bruce Boston 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Mushroom Kate 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Why Me? Debro36 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
This House Ryan Stone 3 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Beyond Jehanine 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I Can Eat Spicy Kyle Liang 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
What is....L O V E? Lavenderbutterfly 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Retirement stevieslaw 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The core Lee Nash 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
In Our Time markdanowsky 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]