Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (20th Edition)

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Name: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Category: Poetry
Word count: maximum of 250 lines
Entry fee: Free
Prize: $2000 for 1st Prize winner $500 for 2nd and $100 for ten honourable mentions
Closing date: April 1, 2021

Submission for the 20th edition of the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest will soon close. Now in its 20th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter and you are free to submit published or unpublished work.

The first prize winner will go with $2000 cash plus a two-year gift certificate from worth $100 from the co-sponsor of the contest, Duotrope. The second prize winner will get $500 cash. Ten honourable mentions will each get $100 cash.

All entries that win cash prizes will be published on the Winning Writers website. Winner entries will also be announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter to over 50 thousand subscribers. The results of the 20th contest will be announced on August 15, 2021.

Submission guidelines:

  • Authors from all countries are eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions)
  • You can only submit one poem to this contest. Choose your best work.
  • Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length. Exclude the title and blank lines from your count.
  • The poem you submit should be written in English.
  • Published and unpublished works are accepted.
  • There is no restriction on the age of the author. 
  • You are free to use inspired gibberish (example).

Entries are judged anonymously. Please omit your name and all identifying information from your entry. Do not include a cover letter. Please also omit any publishing credits from your entry. All the information needed will be collected on the online entry form.

If your entry wins any cash prize, you agree to give Winning Writers a nonexclusive license to publish your work online. This includes possible publication in one or more ebooks, with attribution. From time to time, selected winning entries may also be published in printed collections. If you win a prize and they wish to publish your work in print, they will 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 Your entry will not be published in print without your consent, and you retain all other rights.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.

To enter the contest, fill the submission form here.

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