•  $150 Winning Prize  
•  $15 for Honorable Mentions  
•  Free Entry  

•  Prior Publication Okay
•  Ends Sunday

Each week's Winner will receive a $150 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 $15 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 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 who are logged in and viewing an active contest). 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, April 24, 2017 to Monday, May 1, 2017
Contest type: 
Poetry contest


You must be logged in to compete.
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
On the Treadmill Maria Stadnicka 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My Illiterate Mother FABIYAS M V 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Mother's Hands Ryan Stone 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
IVORY Che Sara Sara 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Above & Beyond markdanowsky 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Your Love J.L Dili 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Night Life ebbsbooks 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Forgettabilia MHPayne 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Harvest Cesalvatore 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Snowdrop goldenfygg 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Crocodilia DavidKM 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Spirit of Orpheus kellycassie 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Vernal Musings Miles T. Ranter 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Going home hadiaaziz12 2 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Sloane's frock Rob Mooney 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Hastern I to Goodness rickjstassi 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Dream Time Mystical_Mark 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Phoenix Sayantika Mandal 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Unseen karenankers 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Genie of Freedom aweil4444 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Writer pnhall 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
TABLE FOR THREE S.E.Ingraham 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Candor Will E. Wrightmoor 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
THE FRANTIC MOTH (TANKA) Kevin Cowdall 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Last Night Awake in Bed karakay 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The River Constant RT Castleberry 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Accidents & Emergencies cartervance 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Waiting DianneOlsen 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Whither thou goest Lydian 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
No Words Dom 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Solstice Mary Soon Lee 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Maybe mjc15503 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Summers beezley115 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Seashell kzk 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Evolution Marirose Bernal 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Fighter Bonnie Russell 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Temporary Zikeda 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Clouds Alaskan Vogue 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Enough Bruce Boston 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Elusive KrystieBear1989 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Love, as Seen in a 1920s Setting laurenjones 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Leaning Into You Chris Brunette 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Inheritance sslluvs2write 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Emptying the mermaid’s purse Lee Nash 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Afreet of White Privilege hbomb 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
why you kathy jo baker 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]


markdanowsky's picture
Look above "Poem Name" in the section where the poems have already been entered in the competition. Also you can try the "Find" function (CTRL + F or F3: to find a word or words on a page.) and search for "Compete" -- Hope this helps!