May Poetry Contest! Prize $300 CASH - Submit your poem below


  • Submit an original Poem.
  • Prize $300 Cash
  • All Semi-finalists will be published on our website
  • Fill out the form below exactly as you would if submitting a regular poem.
  • After Submitting your poem, pay the $25 Entry fee.

What type of poems are we looking for:

  • Have a clear message, Are heartfelt, Appeal to a wide audience

List of May 2024 Poetry Contest Poem Submissions

List of April Poetry Contest Poem Submissions and Semi-finalists

Previous Contest Winners:

Submit Your Best Poem - Publish Your Poetry Online

Why should you publish your poem with Family Friend Poems?

Are you looking to share your poetry with a wider audience? Look no further than Family Friend Poems! Our website has been a destination for readers seeking contemporary poetry since 2006, and we receive tens of thousands of visitors from all around the world every day. With such a large and engaged audience, there are very few other places on the web or in print where more people will read your poem over time!

What makes us different from other poetry sites?

  • High Standards - Unlike many other online poetry platforms, our editors personally review and select the poems we publish, ensuring that only the best work is featured on our site. As a result, our library of published poems is smaller but high-quality, with popular poems featured for years.
  • Unique - We only publish contemporary poems which are not already published online.
  • Share Your Story - "Has this poem touched you? Share Your Story." - In addition to being a destination for great poetry, Family Friend Poems is also a place for readers to connect with one another. Each poem's page includes a prompt for readers to share their stories and experiences related to the theme of the poem. By sharing your poetry with us, you have the opportunity to create a resource for meaningful and thoughtful discussion on topics that matter to you.

Submitting Your Poem

Submission Rules

Please follow the rules or your poem will be deleted.

  • Only submit poems written in English.
  • Do NOT Submit more than 1 poem in 7 days. If we publish your poem you can submit another poem right away.
  • We do not publish poems which are already posted publicly on the Internet.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit your most popular poem. Choose a poem that people from all over the world can relate to.
  • Submitted poems should use basic poetic techniques and must be high quality. At Family Friend Poems, we only publish high-quality, carefully crafted poetry that uses basic poetic techniques, such as stanzas, metaphors, similes, imagery, rhyme schemes, personification and a variety of structured poetry as well. If you are unsure whether your poem meets these standards, we recommend seeking feedback on online poetry communities such as our FFP Poetry Forum before submitting it for publication. Remember, we are looking for only the best poetry, so be sure to put in the time and effort to create a high-quality submission.
  • We publish less than 1% of poems submitted to us. The review process can take an extremely long time. Please read the details of our Review Process on our FAQ page.

Submit Poem Form

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To ensure proper attribution and protect your copyright we encourage, but don't require, the use of your full name when publishing your poems online.

Your Information

Remember: The better your Introduction, the more people will read your poem.

Introduce Your Poem

One sentence Heading for your poem. (15 - 50 Characters)

Between 45 - 500 Characters

Your Poem

Formatting Guidelines

  • Put personal details in the introduction not the poem.
  • Use the enter key to create new lines. Do not submit a paragraph.
  • Spell Check your poem before you submit it.
  • Use 1 blank line in between Stanzas
  • There is no need to repeat the poem title or your name within the Poem.

Between 45 - 3000 Characters (Licensed as © All Rights Reserved)

Terms & Conditions
  • By submitting this poem, I am affirming that I have written the poem, it is my own original work and has not been copied or plagiarized.
  • I grant Family Friend Poems non-exclusive publishing rights to publish my poem, I retain the copyright and the rights to also publish it elsewhere.
  • I understand and consent that my poem may be published always as my original work and under my own copyright by Family Friend Poems in any format, including but not limited to distribution on the Family Friend Poems website and affiliated social media platforms, as well as through email and mobile apps.
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