Now in its 21st year, this contest seeks today's best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $3,500 in prizes.
Contest is Open to All no restriction of age
Authors from all countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions).
- First Prize: $2,000 plus a two-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
- Second Prize: $500
- Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each
- Top 12 entries published online
No Participation Fee
Term and Conditions
The poem you submit should be in English. Inspired gibberish is also accepted (example). Read the winning poems from our 20th contest.
One poem only, please. Length limit: 250 lines maximum
First time entering? We prepared this brief video to guide you. See also our short entry checklist, then click the button below to submit.
Last Date 01-April-2022