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These free poetry contests for 2015 are managed by PoetrySoup poet Premium Members. Legitimate competitions are held every week. Any poet can enter and all poetry competitions are free. Enter as many contests as you want. You keep copyrights on all of your poems. Some contests even have prizes!

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  2. Come back to this poetry contest page
  3. Select a contest to enter
  4. Click the Enter Contest button associated with the poetry contest you want to enter.
  5. Select your poem to enter

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Contest: " End Line Word "

Enter  " End Line Word " Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015
44 poems of the maximum 71 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: HGarvey Daniel Esquire

Contest: Partner up

Enter Partner up Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, September 04, 2015
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Shadow Hamilton

Contest: Down Under

Enter Down Under Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, September 04, 2015
21 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Debbie Guzzi

Contest: NATIVE AMERICAN COLLAGE

Enter NATIVE AMERICAN COLLAGE Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, September 05, 2015
20 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Frank Herrera

Contest: What Is a Randomling?

Enter What Is a Randomling? Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
43 poems of the maximum 60 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Mary Oliver Rotman

Contest: Puttin On The Ritz

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Judy Konos

Contest: a wine connoisseur

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, September 12, 2015
25 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Chase Trevi

Contest: TRAGEDY IN BLACK : ANOTHER NEW POET ONLY CONTEST

Enter TRAGEDY IN BLACK : ANOTHER NEW POET ONLY CONTEST Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
27 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Bev Smith

Contest: The HexSonnetta (A new rule added!)

Enter The HexSonnetta (A new rule added!) Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
32 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich

Contest: What is your form of 'Justice'

Enter What is your form of

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, September 17, 2015
18 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: TAMMY REAMS

Contest: KNOCK US DOWN WITH YOUR LINES

Enter KNOCK US DOWN WITH YOUR LINES Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, September 17, 2015
25 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Olive Eloisa Guillermo

Contest: ALBUM TRACKS TELL STORIES

Enter ALBUM TRACKS TELL STORIES Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, September 17, 2015
11 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: James Fraser

Contest: Senryu on Cellular Reality

Enter Senryu on Cellular Reality Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015
15 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: marvin celestial

Contest: Giant animals

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, September 19, 2015
20 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Nathan D.

Contest: The Instincts Of Innocence

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, September 26, 2015
41 poems of the maximum 51 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Justin Bordner

Contest: Joan of Arc

Enter Joan of Arc Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, September 27, 2015
7 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Isaiah Zerbst

Contest: SENSE OF TOUCH

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
18 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: nette onclaud

Contest: Through the eyes of a child

Enter Through the eyes of a child Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
9 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Silent One

Contest: One Hundred And One Words

Enter One Hundred And One Words Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Casarah Nance

Contest: Who Is Your Neighbor

Enter Who Is Your Neighbor  Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
2 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Mystic Rose

Contest: Any poem trashed in a recent contest

Enter Any poem trashed in a recent contest Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Broken Wings

Contest: No More Masks!

Enter No More Masks! Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
13 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Catie Lindsey

Contest: A storm on the Spanish Main

Enter A storm on the Spanish Main Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2015
1 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Joe Maverick

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