2017 Poetry Contest


Thank you to all submitters.

We will be announcing the finalists and winner  in April 2017.

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2017 Midnight EST





Poetry (1-3 poems per single submission) Total submission, including 1-3 poems, must not exceed 75 lines.



FIRST PRIZE: $1000.00 

THREE HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Guaranteed publication in donttalktomeaboutlove.org

What does LOVE mean to you? We want your poetry exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental, and much, much more. We know there is a whole world of love out there, and we want to read about it. See last year’s winner and honourable mentions to get a sense of what we are looking for.

All submitted works must be original and unpublished. All works that have been published in print or on the Internet, including self-published works, as well as works that have been broadcast or taped are considered previously published and are therefore ineligible for submission.

Poems must be written in English.

Multiple submissions are allowed, but for each entry (1-3 poems of up to 75 lines), participants must complete a separate submission form and pay the entry fee of $20. Please see complete guidelines on the Submittable submissions form.

Your email addresses will be used to subscribe you free of charge to our dontalktomeaboutlove.org site.

Winners will be announced in April 2017 


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