•  $150 Winning Prize  
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•  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.

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2. Any theme.
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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.
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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. 
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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, January 1, 2018 to Monday, January 8, 2018
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
Chirurgie / Surgery (Afrikaans) Johann F. Potgieter 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
BACKGROUND NOISE Ciarán Parkes 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
kite Fabiyas M V 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
bargun momb DavidKM 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Toward Homeless Craig.Cowden 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A link Miles T. Ranter 2 6 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Grand Guignol G. O. Clark 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Learning Goals: Collage C. Ciregna 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Why We Fall for Bad Boys Sara Backer 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The contradiction Mercedesbpolishchuk 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Shattered C.S. Converse 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Mid-Day Crisis A. 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Haunted by a Poem JackieMM 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Hazardous Material piscespoet 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Accidents & Emergencies cartervance 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Creator stevieslaw 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Bastard Prince Mary Soon Lee 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I'm Always Here SaraO.10 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Set me free Abdul Malik Mandani 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Peace, Silence Within aweil4444 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
2018 Prayer SapphireFaith 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Tales of the Dead Wizard Bruce Boston 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
you don’t have to read this Alessandra_Scarlet 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
NO-HOME holdenlyric 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
a little wine slbrooks 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I Should Have Jocelyn65 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Herdsmen in Benue [email protected] 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Here I Stand BNGrace 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Mother Poet on Holiday Alexis 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Le nid du colibri (The hummingbird's nest) Lee Nash 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Where Lilacs Grow sameedsayeed 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Rotten fruit Phoebe 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]


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Detrimental Conflict Once upon a time, there was a fair maiden named Whitney. She lived in an urban city, and had two siblings. They seemed to get along well, but read ahead and see, See how a family curse is slowly crippling. Dark mysteries in Tennessee won’t heal themselves Whitney loved her siblings, but she disliked their ways. Her siblings worshipped themselves. Whitney got along with Amy most days, But sometimes, Whitney gave Amy an evil eye. You see, Amy stole from every person. It was Amy’s emulation of her that made Whitney wonder why. Most days, the family drama seemed to worsen. Their sibling drama was a nightmare. In her family’s spite Whitney seemed to drown. She continued to bow her head for them in prayer Nick spread gossip about Whitney all over town. He coveted her degrees, intelligence, and cheerfulness. Whitney’s brother and sister lived for self-interests. Whitney detested their heartlessness. Family grudges she protests. Stay away brother, she’s done talking. Stop talking sister, she doesn’t trust you. Bitterness, keep walking. Snarliness, I don’t want to know you. What is this dysfunctional sibling tug-of-war? (This is it, I declare war)!

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