​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 Honorary Mention. This will not 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 Honorary Mentions will be eligible to be included in future 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. 
 
Each week's winner will be selected by Poetry Nook's editorial staff. 
 
Rules
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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 three days of the contest end. For example, if the contest ends on Sunday, the winner will be announced by Wednesday.
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.
 
Thank you for participating! We look forward to reading your work. 
 

Monday, July 11, 2016 to Monday, July 18, 2016
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likessort ascending Comments
Hello Pain, my old friend Oceania 2 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Lobster Jonathan May 2 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Talk Show Terror nabanavas 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Club Bangers BrendanGillett 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
soft grasses rickjstassi 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Fourth of July piscespoet 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Dragonslayer Mary Soon Lee 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Wrinkled Sheet Chokes The Heart lunagrrl74 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Evanesce Jesikay 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Everybody Is Having Bad Sex ericdovigi 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Oh, the things I've missed Lizzi 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Unfriends vandy 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
First The Darkness, Then The Bread Poetry4eva 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Rhythms On The Wind alwayssassy1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Camera Lucida amb2431 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
In the Darkened Hours Bruce Boston 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
math lesson sburch 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
ETYMON mjtranslates 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Picnic at the Trinity Test Site Danny Adams 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Red light Tarlia 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Fellow Snorers Rebecca O'Bern 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Adrift DavidKM 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Cacaphony FunkyBlueMe 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
From Every Footstep i.am.tommy 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Lottery, Revisited Marge Simon 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I find My Goodness. Mniko chacha 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Think of a Hallway Sydney Green 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
On My TV lakecat 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]

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Cathy Bryant's picture
Apple Child She was picking apples when she cried out and felt a warm fluid on her leg, and a clenching inside. Her basket fell and she leant back against the tree, slowly slithering to the earth as contractions came. Short hours later her love-sister, sensing something, raced through the fields to the orchard, her hair streaming, and saw the new mother, each hand in a fist round a windfall apple against the pain, back supported by the good solid trunk. The new baby keened a little, then gurgled at the earth-sweet scent of apple trees; slept, warmed to cidrous drowsiness by the pink and heavy gold of sunset, and the joy of all kinds of harvest and homecoming.

- Cathy

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Cathy Bryant's picture
Apple Child She was picking apples when she cried out and felt a warm fluid on her leg, and a clenching inside. Her basket fell and she leant back against the tree, slowly slithering to the earth as contractions came. Short hours later her love-sister, sensing something, raced through the fields to the orchard, her hair streaming, and saw the new mother, each hand in a fist round a windfall apple against the pain, back supported by the good solid trunk. The new baby keened a little, then gurgled at the earth-sweet scent of apple trees; slept, warmed to cidrous drowsiness by the pink and heavy gold of sunset, and the joy of all kinds of harvest and homecoming.

- Cathy

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