•  $100 Winning Prize  
•  $10 for Honorable Mentions  
•  Free Entry  

•  Prior Publication Okay
•  Ends Sunday

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 necessarily 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 print 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. Honorable mentions will be posted in the honorable mentions 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 five days of the contest end. For example, if the contest ends on Sunday, the winner will be announced by Friday.
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.
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). 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 19, 2016 to Monday, September 26, 2016
Contest type: 
Poetry contest
Poem Name Submitted By Likes Comments
On the Night They Took Your Life Trish Lindsey J... 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
In the Short Seasons of a Long Year without You Bruce Boston 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Lich Light DavidKM 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Bar Girl Sara Backer 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
(never) again Michael Sullivan 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Kos, Greek Island Rebecca O'Bern 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
angelic rickjstassi 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Opus Mary Soon Lee 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Waiting for Dawn atop Butterfly Mountain Miles T. Ranter 6 5 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Shudder Bozhidar Pangelov 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I can't read Shakespeare baggins404 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Nine Eleven ramonathompson 2 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Burning Concerns bijayshow 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Flood, Inspired by the flood in Louisiana 2016 VirgoPoet 5 7 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Eyes Back to Basics onesinglerose 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Sestina for My Grandmother MaryForever 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
I-4 Misnomers coleymel555 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Potty Poem aac923 1 1 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Brody hansonblackout 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Adolescence Roxana Nastase 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
3AM DanaB 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Paper Dolls Heather M. Browne 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
A LETTER FROM A PRISONER Martins Tomisin 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Dragonflies & Raindrops Ryan Stone 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Her Old Days alina 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
That I Am Getting Old archana kapoor ... 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Your Fear Npoet9 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
LOVE WAS NOT Habib Akewusola 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
summer's end ChristinaSng 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Bas Ya Bahr, the Cruel Arabian Sea Rohini21 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
To the girl with spread wings Maheshwor Dhital 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Daily Blotter poeasy 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
uncharacter Dominic Daley 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
GAIA Abdul Malik Mandani 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Short Hours eldrum 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Dolores the Drag Queen katemcclelland7 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Faculty Development ltmontreal 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Vacancy Can-Dah-Say 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
All the same DonKrieger 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Rambler's critique of a world of magnified Trivialities N. Muma Alain 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
My purgatory, my fate haninusrat 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
An Anguished Soul SandraR 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
They Made Him... AnaumS 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
SAVOUR THE SPIRITUAL BRUSH Kakoli Choudhury 1 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Small Things steemakg 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
The Ice-Cream Man gunslinger001 2 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Lingual DOORWAY katseide 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
but the ache of living never fades inkmagician 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Marilyn jacquelineh 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]
Why It Can't Be Like It Was iyaguda 0 [field_honorable_mention][field_winner]