•  $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. 

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Monday, October 3, 2016 to Monday, October 10, 2016
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
Leaving Violet Town Ryan Stone 2 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Feather of Fudjiama Bozhidar Pangelov 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Under Mars DavidKM 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Little Remains Jorge 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Open Up Wildfire lsfxh 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Hunting Truck Rebecca O'Bern 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I Heard a Woman Say, “I’d Rather He’d Died than Left Me” Trish Lindsey J... 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
This Pilgrim rickjstassi 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Clinton or Trump ramonathompson 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Stars and Stripes VirgoPoet 2 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Editing is a Love Affair Ivan 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
When I Went Out This Morning lauradaviesfoley 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
collision theory inkmagician 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Snake Song ozywomandias 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Shells: The Next Generation Bruce Boston 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Invocation to an Open Mike hbomb 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Deliver Us SquidWaffle 2 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Call and Response MHPayne 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Lone Katydid Miles T. Ranter 3 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
portrait of fortune Sheila Huang 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Waiting For The Skies AnaumS 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Now Departing Tarlia 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
O' La SEINE Kakoli Choudhury 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Sway QueenElizabeth 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Organized Black copywritersmith 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Weeder Geese Sara Backer 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Person in the Mirror N. Muma Alain 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Accidents & Emergencies cartervance 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Sedona (A Rhupunt) Elizabeth Spenc... 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Going Gypsy frithar 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Bobola Bibble dmlovic 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Truths of a Young Girl on the Thirty-Sixth Floor pomegranateparamour 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Music Menu Kathleen A. Lawrence 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]


lauradaviesfoley's picture
When I Went Out This Morning When I went out this morning, nothing unusual happened to me, only my cleats keeping time on ice-bound earth, my dog’s easy loping alongside, belying her claws clicking percussion, down a hill so steep in the newborn sun I nearly miss fox tracks leading to woods, the piteousness of doves cooing over our heads, reflecting wing-lights winking like eyes as they pass— nothing special to see when I went out this morning. Peacock Journal

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Still Life One broken flower pot, Broken neatly, two clean pieces laid together. It might have fallen apart just now, spontaneously, Except things do not fall apart like that. Not even things as fragile as a terra cotta pot. One torn, discarded pair of leather work gloves. The hands that once needed their protection Need it no longer, or the gloves no longer serve. One concrete planter. The geranium is red--no, not red but fuchsia-- The pansies two shades, dark and light, Of a purple that edges toward blue. I learned to see colors from Kate. She could see a color Match it from memory. This was important to her. One large crack in the stone slab on which everything else rested. [i]Mphasis[/i]

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