​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 Honorable 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 Honorable 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.
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.
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, August 8, 2016 to Monday, August 15, 2016
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
In The Shadow of Sophia Laura Taylor 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Softness Beneath the Bark WC Roberts 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
girls (nightmares) SquidWaffle 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Fellow Snorers Rebecca O'Bern 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
After the Fall DavidKM 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Final Flight piscespoet 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Speakeasy Pond frithar 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Prism of Time Sruti Subramanian 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Ghost Inside hailradman 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Stamping Sara Backer 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Pressed CynthiaM 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Composite saulmaciasz 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Above the World You Fly Bluehalcyon 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A Trojan House Macabre Republic 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Google Earth d.r.sanchez 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
"Late Summer's Pause for Reflection" BeardedPoet 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
On Paintings of Surrender cartervance 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Down in Your Bones Only You Alone Know Bruce Boston 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My Hometown Tina Barnt 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
SISYPHUS DECIDES Ciarán Parkes 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Weather Report Sally Clark 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
What are you thirst for... maria s.a. 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
10 things I learned in the jungle SophieR 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Human Guest Marge Simon 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Изход Bozhidar Pangelov 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
He Danced with Accordion Lungs Jude9 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Crowns of Fire Michael Noir 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Fit for a Fiend Rdy2run 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My Storm and My Rainbow Ragna_Oblivion 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Estate agent function Lee Nash 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Untitled (A Man Thinking to a Woman) tamilani 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
lovely and true rickjstassi 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
God why/your answers jw11786 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Generation Y mtocci 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
“EDUCATION OF TODAY” ShaziyaBegum 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Fire Hunger Nina 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Single Light Mike Moran 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Margarita Mask softsolace 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Probability SPoKen_LiV 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]