Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest | Free | International Writing Contest

Now in its 23rd year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $3,750 in prizes.

TImeline:

August 15, 2023 – April 1, 2024

Prizes:

  • First Prize: $2,000 plus a two-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
  • Second Prize: $500
  • Third Prize: $250
  • Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each
  • Top 13 entries published online

No fee to enter. Judge: Jendi Reiter, assisted by Lauren Singer. One poem only, please. Length limit: 250 lines maximum. No restriction on age of author. Both unpublished and previously published work accepted. Authors from all countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Russia, and Belarus (due to US government restrictions). The poem you submit should be in English. Inspired gibberish is also accepted 

Judges in this Poetry Contest 2024

  • Jendi Reiter
  • Lauren Singer

Recent Winners in this Poetry Contest

  • Beth Ann Fennelly – “Epistle to My Lord Concerning My Sons’ Future Spouses”
  • Ellie Black – “On Being the Glamorous Blonde Villain from All Those Nineties Kids’ Movies”
  • Josh Baumgart – “A Sex Therapist’s 50 Ways to Please Your Lover (Paul Simon)”

Reedsy Best Writing Contests 2023

  • Submission period: August 15, 2023 – April 1, 2024
  • Prizes:
    • First Prize: $2,000 + two-year Duotrope gift certificate
    • Second Prize: $500
    • Third Prize: $250
    • Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each
  • Top 12 entries published online
  • Open to all ages and countries (except specific restrictions)
  • Entries should be in English

What to Submit in this Internatinal Poetry Contest

  • Submit one humor poem
  • Original work, can be published or unpublished
  • AI-generated poems may be eligible if exceptionally funny

Prizes and Publication in this Poetry Contest

  • First Prize: $2,000 cash + Duotrope gift certificate
  • Second Prize: $500 cash
  • Third Prize: $250 cash
  • Ten Honorable Mentions: $100 cash each
  • All winning entries published on Winning Writers website and in their newsletter

Length Limit in this Writing Contest 2024

  • Poems should not exceed 250 lines in length (excluding title and blank lines)

Eligibility in this Poetry Contest by Winning Writers

  • Most countries eligible, except Syria, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Russia, and Belarus
  • Entries must be in English

Anonymous Judging in this Poetry Competition 2024

  • Entries judged anonymously
  • No names or identifying information on entries

No Age Restriction in this Contest 2024

  • Open to poets of all ages

Privacy and Copyright in this Contest for Students

  • Privacy assured, no information rented to third parties
  • Nonexclusive license to Winning Writers if your entry wins a cash prize
  • Permission sought for possible inclusion in print collections

Who Is Wergle Flomp?

  • Wergle Flomp is a creation of poet David Taub, which is used this Poetry Contest by Winning Writers

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