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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2023


About this competition 

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest is annual poetry contest open to everyone from all over the world. Please submit one humor poem during

August 15, 2022-April 1, 2023


  • First Prize: $2,000 plus a two-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
  • Second Prize: $500
  • Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each
  • Top 12 entries published online

Submit 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 Both unpublished and previously published work accepted.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 (example). Read the winning poems from our 21st contest.

First time entering? We prepared this brief video to guide you. See also our short entry checklist, then click the button below to submit. The results of our 22nd contest will be announced on August 15, 2023.

Checklist Preparing your entry for the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Before I submit my entry to the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, I have made sure that… I am submitting a humor poem (Want to submit a serious poem instead? Try our Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest) I am submitting only one poem my poem is written in English (or inspired gibberish) my poem has no more than 250 lines (you can exclude the title and all blank lines from your count) my poem is in .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .odt format, or I plan to type or paste the text of my poem into the entry field of the online submission form my poem does not include identifying information such as: ● my name or initials ● my email address ● my mailing address ● my phone number ● links to my social media account or other websites with identifying information All the contact information we need is collected on our online form and linked to your poem with a unique number. Want to know how anonymous judging works? See our video, “How Anonymous Judging Works at Winning Writers”. If we see a problem in your entry, Winning Writers will contact you to resolve it. We will not silently disqualify your entry.

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