Thursday, 5 October 2017

Now in its 17th year, this contest seeks today's best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes.

What to Submit
Submit one humor poem. This poem should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit a poem that has been published or won prizes elsewhere. (However, please do not submit a poem that has previously received recognition at Winning Writers.)

Prizes and Publication
First Prize, $1,000 cash
Second Prize, $250 cash
Ten Honorable Mentions, $100 cash each

All entries that win cash prizes will be published on the Winning Writers website and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter (circulation 50,000+).

Length Limit
Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length.

No Country Restriction; English Language
Poets of all nations may enter. However, the works you submit should be in English. If you have written a work in another language, you may submit an English translation. Inspired gibberish is also accepted.

Anonymous Judging
Entries are judged anonymously. Please omit your name and all identifying information from your entry. Please also omit any publishing credits from your entry. All the information needed is collected on the online entry form.

No Age Restriction
Poets of all ages may enter.


Copyright
You retain the copyright to your submission. If your entry wins any cash prize, you agree to give Winning Writers a nonexclusive license to publish your work online and in electronic media such as the newsletters. This includes possible publication in one or more ebooks.

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