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.
Some people have expressed a curiosity about the PoetrySoup “staff”. Well, here's a little bit of info.
PoetrySoup is NOT a big company or corporation – far from it. It is privately owned by two people and is run principally by ONE person. When the owner started PoetrySoup about 8 years ago it was simply because of a love to read poetry (If you know anything about poetry websites, you don’t create one to make money :-) ). Anyway, who knew PoetrySoup would grow to be one of the biggest poetry websites in the world. We still love to read great poetry and it’s so nice to have a community that is stable in spite of many challenges over the years. So, thank you Soupers and keep up the GREAT work. This is YOUR community.