​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. 
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. 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, July 18, 2016 to Monday, July 25, 2016
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
Random Acts of Silence nabanavas 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Tragic Pilgrimage Fabiyas M V 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Christian Fundamentalism aureliusii 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
In Rome Cathy Bryant 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Cure Mary Soon Lee 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
On the Bed of Hypnos Bluehalcyon 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
please wait .. . . .I say wait. Mniko chacha 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Ineligibly Angry Lizzi 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Orbit DivaDiane 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Man In An Empty House With Air Conditioner And Clock BRaeDotCom 1 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Brother Pig and the Wolf Jesikay 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Ethereal Beauty alwayssassy1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
TWO NIGHTSTANDS ATTACKING A CELLO Bruce Boston 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
quieter days rickjstassi 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Beauty Queen spiffington 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Life of the Poet Eternal Nick Edinger 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Like Calvin Klein sburch 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Grounding frithar 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
What Wasn't Sara Backer 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]


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hello good poets, 'Please wait' . . . . . . . . . . . . you have to wait, . . . . . . . . . . that's what was written on doctor's door . . . . . . . . . . .he came out and abandoned us on the floor . . . . . . . but i asked a passerby, . .. .... ...why hospitals have become bribe houses? . . . . . . . . . . . she said to me . . . . . . . . 'We study only medicine without hospitality'


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