Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 18, 2014

No Fee Poetry Humor Contest

Leila Nabih

Leila Nabih sent the above illustration to help wet our appetites for warm starry evenings. Leila graduated from London Art College with a Diploma in Illustrating Children’s Books and she has illustrated a short story available on itunes entitled “Imagine”. She is currently working on two other Children’s books to be published this year. Her prefered media in terms of art licensing is digital. For children’s Illustrations she tends to mix and match between watercolours and digital. Here her blog link: and facebook page : 

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)

Now in its 13th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,000 in prizes.

Deadline: Apr 01, 2014

Results Announced: Aug 15, 2014

Theme: Humor

Word Limit: Poem may be of any length

Entry Fee: No fee. Submit one poem only, please.

Prizes: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 10 awards of $100 each

Full Guidelines

What to Submit Submit one humor poem. This poem should be your own original work. You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit a work that have been published or won prizes elsewhere.
Prizes and Publication First Prize, $1,000 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+).

English Language Writers 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.
Privacy Your privacy is assured. We will not rent your information to third parties.
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 our newsletters.

Who Is Wergle Flomp? Wergle Flomp is a creation of poet David Taub. Mr. Taub submitted “Flubblebop” to’s former (and not very selective) contest to see what would happen.

Assistance If you have questions, please email the contest administrator.


Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)Jendi Reiter

Jendi Reiter is vice president of Winning Writers, editor of The Best Free Literary Contests, and oversees the Winning Writers literary contests. She is the author of the poetry collection A Talent for Sadness (Turning Point Books, 2003) and the award-winning poetry chapbooks Swallow (Amsterdam Press, 2009) and Barbie at 50 (Cervena Barva Press, 2010). In 2010 she received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists’ Grant for Poetry. Other awards include the 2011 OSA Enizagam Award for Fiction, first prize in the 2010 Anderbo Poetry Prize, second prize in the 2010 Iowa Review Awards for Fiction, first prize in the 2009 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Prize from Quarter After Eight, first prize for poetry in Alligator Juniper’s 2006 National Writing Contest, and two awards from the Poetry Society of America. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Iowa Review, The New Criterion, Mudfish, Passages North, American Fiction, The Adirondack Review, Cutthroat, The Broome Review, FULCRUM, Juked, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Alligator Juniper, MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry, Phoebe, Best American Poetry 1990 and many other publications.

Full Bio

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is the assistant judge of the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. She is a twenty-something New Yorker currently studying at the University of Chicago, pursuing a clinical social work degree. Her poetry has been published in Nerve House, Bareback, Feel the Word, Read This, One Night Stanzas and other literary magazines across the country. She is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock and an attendee of the New York State Summer Writer’s Institute. In 2011 she published her first chapbook, titled The Weird Girl and the Sea, and received an honorable mention in the Wergle Flomp contest. In addition to her academic studies, Lauren works as a librarian slave and writes about various nude celebrities for Lauren prides herself on her wealth of useless knowledge, namely of nineties R&B songs, and she can pretty much quote “The X-Files”.

Full Bio

Past Winners:

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)Josh Lefkowitz, Saturday Salutation
Talk tomorrow,Kathy


  1. Reblogged this on Leila's Imaginarium and commented:
    My Street at Night Illustration was featured on Kathy Temean’s Blog. I’m so thrilled ! For you folks interested in writing and illustrating children’s books, have a look at her blog.


  2. Thanks Kathy. Really helpful info about writing a synopsis. And…I love that picture of the lion and lamb. Their expressions are so very sweet.


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