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Our Publications

We publish the VoicesNet International Online Poetry Contest poems to our website throughout the year. We have been judging poems since January of 2002.

Poems that are judged and selected in our semi-annual VoicesNet International Online Poetry Competition are published to our VoicesNet website.

The following material will review the details of the VoicesNet Poetry competition.

Voices International Online Poetry Competition

We offer the VoicesNet International Online poetry competitions semi-annually.

The contest is free to enter.

Poems must be submitted in English only.

Only your first poem submitted will be judged.

Every poem submitted is read by our editorial staff.

Here is a table of our competition deadlines:

Poem Entry Deadline

Special Recognition Poems Chosen

Top 3 Poems Selected
Jan 1
Feb 1
Mar 1
June 1
July 1
August 1

Our Goal

We want to give all people an outlet to express themselves in many ways. The VoicesNet Poetry Contests are just one of the ways for you to express yourself at Voices Network®.

You can submit your work to us here to be considered for publication on our website®.

All selectees will be notified by email of their judging results.

Who is Eligible?

Poets of all ages are eligible and all styles of poetry are acceptable.

How and When to Submit

We ask that you submit your poems by June 1st and January 1st of each year for that semi-annual poetry contest.

Click here to submit your poem to our contest

Submission Requirements

We have these basic requirements for poems to be considered for judging and publication to our website.

Poems must be original works.

Only one poem per poet per contest is allowed.

The poet's full name (or pen name), age, country, and an always active email address must be provided.

The poet must be able to be notified via email of the results of the judging of their poem.

There are several criteria used for acceptance of the writing.

The younger children are judged by less stringent requirements, as the age of the poet goes up so do the standards for selection.

The judges who read the poems look for originality, rhythmic sounds, rhymes, and audience appeal.

The judges also look for poems where the authors really care about the subjects or trivial subjects approached in a novel way.

Poems are looked at in the categories of: Creativity, English usage, Grammar/Punctuation, Readability, Pure Entertainment Value, and Cultural Significance.


We have received poem submissions in our writing competitions from more than 100 Countries:

America (U. S. A., The United States of America), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, East africa, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Georgian Republic, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Guam, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jakarta, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, N. Ireland, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Newfoundland, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Nova Scotia, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Netherlands, Trinidad, Tobago, Turkey, U.K., Uganda, Ukraine, United Sates of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, West Africa, West Bengal, West Indies, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe