Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)
Now in its 15th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes.
Contest Opens: Aug 15, 2015
Deadline: Apr 01, 2016
Results Announced: Aug 15, 2016
Length Limit: Submit one poem only, with a maximum of 250 lines
Entry Fee: No fee
- First Prize: $1,000
- Second Prize: $250
- Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each
- Top 12 entries published online
This contest was formerly known as the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest. Fiction and nonfiction (essays) are now judged separately.
What to Submit
Short stories, essays or other works of prose. There are no restrictions on style or theme. Each entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit works that have been published or won prizes elsewhere. (However, please do not submit work that has previously received recognition at Winning Writers.)
Entry Fee: $18
Deadline: April 30th 2016
Prizes and Publication
First Prize, $1,500 cash
First Prize, $1,500 cash
Ten Honorable Mention entries will receive $100 cash each (any category)
All entries that win cash prizes will be published on the Winning Writers website and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter (circulation 50,000+). Finalists may also be recognized.
No Country Restriction; 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.
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 we need is collected on our online entry form.
No Age Restriction
Writers of all ages may enter.
Your privacy is assured. We will not rent your information to third parties.
If your entry wins any cash prize, you agree to give both John H. Reid and Winning Writers a nonexclusive license to publish your work online. This includes possible publication in one or more ebooks. From time to time, selected winning entries may also be published in printed collections. If you win a prize, we may ask you for permission to include your entry in one of these books. You may accept or decline this invitation as you choose. Your entry will not be published in print without your consent, and you retain all other rights. You are free, for example, to publish your work in print or online elsewhere, and to enter it into other contests, whether or not you win a prize in this contest.
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