Poetry contest Poetry nation

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Poetry Nation is a free poetry contest open to all poets who are 18 years of age or older.

Application deadline

The contest is held four times a year, with deadlines on January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th.

Application requirement: 

To enter the contest, poets must submit an original, unpublished poem of up to 32 lines in length. The poem can be on any topic and in any style or form, including free verse, sonnets, haikus, and more.

To apply for the contest, poets must submit their poem online through the Poetry Nation website. The submission process is free and easy, and poets can submit multiple entries if they wish. However, each poem must be submitted as a separate entry.


Winners of the Poetry Nation contest will have their poem published in a hardcover anthology, and will also receive a cash prize of up to $2,000. In addition, all entrants will be considered for other awards and prizes, including the Editor’s Choice Award and the Top Ten Poems Award.


To be eligible to enter the contest, poets must be 18 years of age or older, and must not have previously won the Poetry Nation contest. The contest is open to poets from all over the world, and there are no restrictions on style, form, or theme.

Here’s the link to the Poetry Nation website where you can find more information about the contest and submit your poem: https://www.poetrynation.com/contest-entry/

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