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

•  Prior Publication Okay
•  Ends Sunday, Results by Next 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. Poets with winning or honorable mention poems are welcome to enter subsequent contests with a different poem. A poem that has already won or earned an honorable mention will be disqualifiied if entered into  subsequent contest. 
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, September 18, 2017 to Monday, September 25, 2017
Contest type: 
Poetry contest


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Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
Head of Waters Faiththefledgingpoet 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Myanmar Massacre FABIYAS M V 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
DILEMMA linamem6@gmail.com 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
For the Girl in the Grove Ryan Stone 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Man Who Is Never Wrong Che Sara Sara 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
white lie A.L. Kander 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
In the Wake of Sensuous Debris Bruce Boston 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Brony Rondeau #3 MHPayne 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Head for Her Times Miles T. Ranter 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Ill Tempered Cavalier Nookpoems2017 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
For Joyce piscespoet 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
existential dread iowapoet 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The last Goodbye KhuzaimaAli 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Accidents & Emergencies cartervance 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My own fingers Mniko chacha 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Trees Mary Soon Lee 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Relapse aurora luna moon 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
harmonica Holdfasttodreams818 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Changeling Remembers DavidKM 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
You always break the rules Ronica 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
arrival rickjstassi 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Brother Paul sprkzflyn 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Love Oh Love Jonatinho 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The School of Life Abdul Malik Mandani 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
short change slbrooks 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Copter wakofoed 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I lost summer somewhere Sarah Russell 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Surface Break K_L 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Giants Awakening Mary B Peterson 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Night Journey Jonathan May 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
On why I started wearing armor leah-grace 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Father sees a Son Playing Basketball Kevin Gehl 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Our Basketball team Nathan 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Chinese Whispers Johann F. Potgieter 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Divergent Yet Intersecting John Newmark 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Resting Strength J. L. Newmark 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The page turner Lee Nash 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Scene lanolit 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Gambler Nadiafarjami 0 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]