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Impress me with a poem (a poem, I haven't read yet) Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Poet Destroyer A

Contest Deadline:

Monday, December 01, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ......Impress me.......
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

 

A poem I have never read of yours.

It better be good :) LINDA

Ghost Stories Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Kelly Deschler

Contest Deadline:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .... Ghost Stories ....

 

What could be more appropriate than a good ghost story on Halloween night?

 

The scarier, the better!

 

Any form is acceptable.

No names on entries.

 

Please visit my blog, "Inspiration From The Past - Ghost Stories Contest".

 

Prizes

Glory 

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Around the Corner ... Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Francine Roberts

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............Around the Corner.... Halloween is coming so it could be something scary around the corner , or maybe its your future you see around the corner, or maybe the cat is waiting to pounce around the corner..... Your poems title must be Around The Corner, no other will be accepted.  Your poem must stay true to this theme, it should not be just a line in the poem, it should be the whole theme of the poem, WHAT is around that corner ?
Any form is acceptable but no short poems, minimum of 12 lines this time.( but please no more than 30-35, I have a short attention span these days) Limited placements this time 1st through 5th so make sure I am riveted to your poem , it must grab me immediately. Of course I am expecting ONLY new poems so please put the date written on the entry

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
 

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

KEEP IT REAL Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: SKAT A

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ......Keep it real.......
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

 

I would like a poem, about you. 

An ODE, perhaps, 

Tell me a little about yourself

I'll accept acrostic poems. 

JUST KEEP IT REAL....

 

Every poem, needs to start with  

an open line stating, your name or poetic name

 

Have fun, add your name on bottom, no side notes, OKAY

SKAT

 

On Halloween Night Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Gail Angel Doyle

Contest Deadline:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

As we all know, summer is quickly coming to its end and Halloween is just around the corner accompanying a beautiful Autumn Season....So I decided it was time for my yearly Halloween Fest Contest to be posted. 

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of On Halloween Night .............

Narrative... Rhyme... Free Verse ...Only accepted

30 lines at the most

Title Your Poem "On Halloween Night"

No Names

Only 1 First Place Win in this contest. I will pickonly 10 entries to choose for winning placements. . I'm looking for spooky, spine chilling tales real or fake that will make it hard to sleep at night.  Boooo!!  

I've always loved Halloween since I was a kid and never out grew the fun of it. I always enjoyed a good ghost story true or false.   Have fun writing and dont' be afraid!!! Booooo!!! Boooo!! 

Prizes

10 Placements

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Addictive Poetry Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Just That Archaic Poet

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............

Addiction; any kind. I know firsthand the battles. Tell me about yours or that of a friend or loved one. How does it affect the mind, body, Soul and family, in your opinion. Don't be afraid; don't be vague. Gut me with emotion.
 

"Free-verse" is acceptable, but rhyme is preferred. No haiku or haiku-adjacent. 16 lines or less; I know you can do it. Add your name, please. Un-named entries will be dismissed. For an idea of what I am seeking, see my poems:

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=501397

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=502913

 

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Solitude Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: scott thirtyseven

Contest Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

SOLITUDE

escaping to the quiet places

where you make the noise

or listen to birds chirp

and wind blow in your ears

 

escaping from the loud spaces

where human’s whir and bang

their thoughts and meanings

forever assaulting your ears

 

escaping to your solitude

a moment to relax

unbridle your social self

and let your mind go free

 

escaping from the multitude

a moment in time

to avoid their expectations

and let your mind go free

 

Solitude can go either way: as we all know. As poets we embrace it, it gives us time to think, to create, to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard.

But solitude can go either way.

What I am hoping for is a broad spectrum of experiences, I'm hoping some will be fun, some will be sad, for that is often what loneliness is, while others will be seriously uplifting -oh yeah!! Whatever your inner poet tells you to write, I'm looking forward to reading it.

Again I intend to Tweet Link the winning three entries, so a varitey of styles and emotions, are high on my list. I'm not the greatest mind regarding forms, but am wanting to expand. So if the poem is on the right theme, and 20 lines or less, let me have it.

I look forward to reading them all.

 

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of Solitude

Of no more than 20 lines.
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Twitter Link
Second Prize, Twitter Link
Third Prize, Twitter Link
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please no names, and make your entry easy to read.

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

When doing wrong feels so right Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Jared Pickett

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

ONE NEW POEM on When Doing Wrong Feels So Right!!
Any form is acceptable.

My last contest was such an enormous success It took me a while to find another subject worthy! 

This does not have to be about relationships, it can be about any subject matter. All I ask of you is to tell me a story about a time in your life when you have done something that as an adult you know is wrong but you commit to it anyways!! I am a picky judge so use your imagination, play on your words and get passionate. I want you to pour your heart out!! Charmaine Chircop mentioned to me through one of her comments that she, and I quote: "Felt a heartbeat through my words" That is exactly what I am looking for!! 

I want your submissions with your name and date. Older poetry will not be accepted because its not what I am looking for!! Have fun with this contest, I look forward to reading all of your wonderful poetry!!

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Let's Try a Little Kimo Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Amy Green

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

A post-Haiku poetic form , consisting of three lines of 10, 7, and 6 syllables. This form of poetry was invented in Israel.

As long or short as you want, but I wanna feel it as well as read it.

NO NAMES!

Definition

Example A beautiful example from one of "our own"-

The Inside Girl

plinks like the mallet on my xylophone watch the rain fall, hear the sound  splatter in the puddles  just licking the damp from the window pane tears fall, there'll be no outside wet cheeks and runny nose   Contest: Through My Window Poet: Debbie Guzzi

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Gone with the wind Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Jadazzle united

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.


No names on the entries please

There is a blog with further details

Dear Diary Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Anne Currin

Contest Deadline:

Monday, June 09, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of a diary entry. Make it raw! Treat your poem as though it truly is an entry into your private diary. Shock me! Stir up my emotions! And most of all- have fun! 
Any form is acceptable. :)

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Dark Poems Only Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Nathan D.

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

1-10

 

Nate'


Rhyme Battle: Round 6 Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Juli- Michelle

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:


RHYME BATTLE: ROUND SIX


I'm going to make this one easy.

Submit a single couplet. Two lines. End Rhyme. 

Simple enough? I think so too.

No names.

Happy rhyming :)







p.s. Thanks everyone for making these rhyme battles so much fun to read and judge. 


Heart felt poem Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Royal Trevino

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .......heart felt poem......
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Breeze Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: POET. UNDERTAKER

Contest Deadline:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of "Breeze"
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

A Kiss Under the Mistletoe Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

 

Pucker Up!!   

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ...


A Kiss Under the Mistletoe

I'm ready to get into the Christmas Spirit!!

Only Rhyme is acceptable (preferably quatrains) with two to six stanzas.

New poems only (please date).

NO names on poems, please!

Please title poems, A Kiss Under the Mistletoe.  

 



Prizes

First to Tenth Prize, Glory

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Poetic Palindrome Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Frank Polgar

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

I was experimenting with the lanterne format to create a "poetic palindrome".  Here's my first attempt:

Change

change
renew
perspective
undecided
leap
forward not back
erase doubt
embrace
change

I'd love to see what other PS members create.  Please create a "poetic palindrome" using the cinqku, cinquain or lanterne format.  Start/end your poem with the same word and join your poem in the middle with the same word (similar to my example above).

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of your choice.

Please use the cinqku, cinquain or lanterne format for your poem.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Ten Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Everything Halloween Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Russell Sivey

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

This contest is about everything Halloween, yes it is this time of the year when the ghouls and goblins come out to play with the witches and ghosts. Orange and Black are the main colors, and bats and werewolves and vampires come to frighten everyone. Mummies love to scare and those zombies are out to eat everyone. The moon is full and dark grey clouds come to bring fear into the hearts of the unsuspecting. The scary haunted houses contains those poltergeists and evil spirits as well as the family the loves to eat whoever comes to the door. Graveyards are a focal point where ravens mock the passersby. Skeletons bring out that which is frightening to all those watching the graveyard too closely. Fear is the main stay on Halloween, but there is also the fun of trick or treating, where sometimes the tricks come out and anger those not passing out candy. Dressing up like princesses and witches as well as superman or werewolves are always fun on Halloween. An old decaying tree that holds an eerie owl on its long branch. Just about anything will be good for this contest. I just want a poem on Halloween, fun or scary, exciting or frightening, I am looking for awesome. This contest will be up until October 24th as then I will judge this contest and post the winners near October 31st. You can post any form you want to, but a maximum of 30 lines. You may place your name on the poem only if you wish to do so. I don’t mind, for this contest, if you place your name on the poem. But do place the name of the contest at the bottom of the poem and the date you wrote the poem. I only want new poetry for this contest.

So follow these rules:

1)Write a spooky and/or fun Halloween poem.

2)Use any form you want in the making of this poem. But with a maximum of 30 lines.

3)You may write name on the poem if you want to, but it’s not a requirement.

4)Write the name of this contest on the bottom of your poem

5)Place the date on the poem

6)Must be a new poem

About your dad Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Richard Tarr

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme about your dad
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Your Journey... Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Michael J. Falotico

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. Your Journey in writing... Must be a new poem and please no names on entry.. I'd rather judge blind..
***Any form is acceptable.***   see my blog poem for inspiration... 

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

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