Contests (No Entry Fee)

FREE/$100 Prize weekly poetry contest @ Poetry Nook, DEADLINE: Every Sunday

This exceptional weekly contest by Poetry Nook is in its 93rd week! Each week a poetry entry will be selected by Poetry Nook editors to win a generous $100 prize! In some cases, honorable mentions of $10 each may also be awarded. In order to enter, just register on their site. I’ve just completed the process and it was easy and doesn’t seem to be one of those sites that will send you tons of emails.

Once your registered, just click the blue ‘Compete’ button at the bottom of the Poetry Contest page, enter the title of your poem, and the text of your poem. That’s it!

Per their contest page, “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.”


Then, make sure to check out all the other resources on Poetry Nook, including several handy features:

  • Top 100 Poems
  • Top 100 Poets
  • Classic Poem of the Day
  • Member Poem of the Day
  • Other Popular Poems
  • Random poems in English, Chinese, or any language
  • A poetry forum
  • Their store
  • News and more!

You can add member poems for a chance to be displayed on their home page in the future (note, most markets will consider these poems published), set up your profile, and read reviews and interviews with other poets, and discuss anything and everything poetry in the forum.

Step 1: Click here to register

Step 2: Click here to go to the Poetry Contest page

DEADLINE: Every Sunday


PRIZE: $100 via PayPal


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6 replies »

  1. Thanks Trish. I entered a poem, but I didn’t see where to enter the information about where it had been previously published until I sent it. I can’t find a contact link. Do you know of one so I can add this information to the entry?

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