•  $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. 
Each week's winner will be selected by Poetry Nook's editorial staff within seven days of contest end. Contest winners can be found in the Contest Winners forum; Honorable Mentions can be found in the Honorable Mentions forum.

Note: Most literary magazines consider web-published poems to be "published" and will not consider those poems, so if you want to publish a poem in a literary magazine, we recommend that you wait until it is published and you are allowed to re-publish before submitting here.

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 seven days of the contest end. For example, if the contest ends on Sunday, the winner will be announced by the following Sunday.
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 27, 2017 to Monday, April 3, 2017
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
Mozart in Nairobi Maria Stadnicka 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Tenderly ChristinaSng 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
It Ends With Us Prin Christina 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Spores DavidKM 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Wild Horses Came Hastening Mary Soon Lee 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Looking Back Rukari 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The City and the Stars Bruce Boston 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Leaving the City Behind Che Sara Sara 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Anonymous Love Lavenderbutterfly 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Chessboard Lights in the dark 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Wooing the Muse Abdul Malik Mandani 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Black Rafflesia Ramzzi Fariñas 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Static Fjördlý 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
breath sounds AMDiPlacido 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Chant of the Insect Queen MHPayne 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My Fragile Condition stevieslaw 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Broken Shack helen.breeden 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The One Not Eaten Miles T. Ranter 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I am also a mother cripplingdepression 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
To Rise and Descend saulmaciasz 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Looking for Clues Deirdre Parkes 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Retrocede. Bella1223 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Sustenance Sarah Russell 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Clipart Imon Shrabana 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
WANTON BRAWLER J.L Dili 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
To a Friend Fiona Pitt-kethley 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Former Glories 8vardy37 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Mañana markdanowsky 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Somewhere, west of fear and north of love Theano Xirouchaki 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My Quest ModestMaiden 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Gold Wreath deeya83 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Nobody Sleeps WarOfTheWords 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
SWIMMING IN ANTARCTICA Ciarán Parkes 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
As the Phoenix we will rise Liv-Christine Hoem 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
each and every word Sadie Mank 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Connecting in Rio SeeWriteWander 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Icarus Natalia K 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Thank you Shanm1981@gmail.com 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]


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"Her body lay flattened against the new magnanimous granites, and she looked afar into the emptiness, dug her hands into the rotting dirt, and stuffed a handful into her mouth until her lips bled the blood of all to ever hold a light of existence. “If this be what you think of your twisted one, so be it. I shall epitomize this of what you misconceive, this accidence, the grandest of disposals.” Thanks for reading! - Saul IQM