Please read the submission guidelines before submitting a poem. Poems that do not meet the guidelines will be discarded. If you don’t receive an acceptance Email after 3 days, you may submit up to 2 more of your best new poems. I can only accept one poem per person for each annual poetry contest, so make sure to submit your best new poems.
Once I receive 350 qualifying poems for the 2013 poetry contest, submissions will no longer be accepted. So don’t wait too long to submit a poem!
Each poem that is accepted into the contest will be featured on the home page of the Best New Poems for 7 days to give as many poetry fans, as possible, a chance to read them.
Money is generated from ads on this blog throughout the year. I am going to give 50% of that cash to the poet that submits the most popular poem that I feature for the poetry contest in 2013. Basicly, if the website earns $1000 from ads this year, then the winning poet will get $500. The exact amount of the Poetry Contest Prize Fund is updated at the end of each month.