•  $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. 
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, January 2, 2017 to Monday, January 9, 2017
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
The Sculptor Ryan Stone 3 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
THE ATOMIZER AND THE MATCHBOX ChristinaSng 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Endosulfan Rain Fabiyas M V 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Falling to Rise courtneypoole 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Dust Remains M_A_S 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
El Niño idynne 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Calculus Sandra J. Lindow 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
If Days Were Blackjack Each Night I Would Bust Mark Danowsky 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Home is Where The Poem is Dane Giuffre 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Way We Are Now stevieslaw 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Harmony of Living Sweety 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
No longer a Home Bella.Mae 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Haven Between Pages Blue_Jay 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
In One's Perception of Light Bruce Boston 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Your Keys Heather M. Browne 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Beginning with January. ( an acrostic poem) MaryPP 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
To The Man or Woman Who Finds My Body Rebecca O'Bern 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My White Wings unisis2419 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
China: Ancient Technology Exhibition Mary Soon Lee 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Mother Nature Shakes Her Etch-O-Sketch chadmhorn 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Riverbed Bcmoser 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Children of a Lesser God Abdul Malik Mandani 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
a summer freeze DavidKM 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Perishable Sara Backer 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Metamorphosis; or the journey to the Other Sky Johann F. Potgieter 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
At Altitude J. Lee Carruthers 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Absent touch Maheshwor Dhital 3 7 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Avalanche K. S. Dearsley 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Lodestar Anders Carlson-Wee 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Find me Lizzi 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Browns and Greys Emma Nicole 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Madonna of Paremoremo Lee Nash 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Love on Repeat Natalia K 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
"Colours Of The Rainbow " Natasha Baker 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
You are the best Saskialit 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]