"Two poets enter! One poet leaves!"

Ah, the infamous poetry contest. An event in which sensitive, intellectual, noncommercial verse artists go ode-to-ode against each other in a battle royale for money, props, and the chance for immortal glory. Twas ever thus. At, we're no different. In fact, if we had our druthers, we'd let them joust with sharpened pencils and slap each other with unedited manuscripts. But since we don't have the space, we just run our little online contest once or twice a year. The top prize varies from $50 to $100, depending on how sweet the pineapple is. We publish not only the top prizewinners but also runners-up; and in subsequent issues we also like to publish a selection of the entries that meet our standards but did not make the contest cut.

Our contests are theme based. The results from all our past contests are online:

  1. Fame
  2. Bawdy
  3. Childhood
  4. Food & Drink
  5. TV & Movies
  6. Politics & Social Commentary
  7. Holiday
  8. Sonnets
  9. Haiku
  10. Parody
  11. Erotic Poetry
  12. Crime Poetry
  13. Prose Contest