About contests

To submit a poem to a contest, first find one that is of interest to you. Once you have found a contest, submit a poem and, before hitting "save", select the relevant contest in the dropdown menu labeled "contest" (contests that are open will start with "Open to new participants" and will be on the top of the list). There's never a cost to enter. There's often a prize, and if you win, you'll be listed as the contest winner forever, and fellow poets will see, in your profile page, what contests you have won.


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October 2023 New Member Contest

Start/end date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023 to Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Contest description: 

Date Due:  October 31st 12 Noon Eastern Time


  Objective: Write your best fresh poem


 Guidelines: A new member must enter contest in their first month of membership


                     Any type of poetry that is 32 lines or less.


                      One poem per member.


 Prize: One month Premium, Recognition on your profile and published in our anthology.

Learn More About Contests Here

Winning entry: 
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