PoetrySoup also sponsors free poetry contests with cash awards once every four months. The PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest is free poetry contest open to all forms and genres of poetry. This contest now awards $1000 in prizes yearly and is open to all poets either with or without previously published poetry. Only electronic submissions through the PoetrySoup website are accepted.
For other members, remember, activity deemed detrimental to PoetrySoup users or PoetrySoup will be deleted. PoetrySoup determines this and you will not receive warnings before deletions. Encouraging community members in a way that creates issues for our users who reference it as a resource will result in entire account deletions. Remember, PoetrySoup is a private website where users are allowed to share poetry and poetic friendships. Use of it is not a right, but a privilege. Poets are only welcome as long as their site activity is not deemed detrimental to community users - as determined by PoetrySoup.
We have received emails asking why we are being so tolerant of certain members. We have been very patient because we think people should be patient as a general rule. Of course, patience has its limits.
Anyway, thanks to all of you Soupers who fight the fine fight to keep PoetrySoup a haven. For the rest, save your poems.