Poetry Contests

little infinite Poetry Writing Contests

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Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a story. And at little infinite, we believe in uplifting those voices and celebrating those stories. It’s time for you to join the Li Squad and share your voice by entering a poetry writing contest this month!

We are calling all writers and poets to join our poetry writing contests to share their voice on our platform and maybe even win a prize or two!

Whether you’ve never written a poem, or you’ve got dozens scribbled on little pieces of paper hiding in your desk, it’s time to share with the world! Our writing and poetry competitions are the perfect place for beginners and experienced poets alike!

Each year, we host multiple poetry writing contests that feature a different theme so there is truly something for everyone! And you’re an artist, right? Not feeling the theme? We love a good healthy dose of literary interpretation.

All our poetry writing contest winners are chosen by the little infinite audience! That’s right! Our online voting means even the humblest poet gets a chance to share their unique story and showcase their writing skills. You might even be a winner and get published on our site! So, what are you waiting for? Check out our upcoming contests and start writing for one of our poetry prizes!

Not a poet or having a bout of writer’s block? No problem. Even if you don’t write poetry, voting gives you the chance to interact with and encourage new and upcoming poets.

Contest Announcement 

Theme: Desire

Are you yearning to express your deepest desires? Whether your passion lies in relationships, career, home, or the bigger picture of life, our contest provides the perfect opportunity for you to share your innermost thoughts and emotions.  Share your desires (21 lines or fewer) for 2024 and win! 

Enter for a chance to win a $150 Visa Gift Card, be featured on littleinfinite.com, and little infinite’s social channels!


 Submissions are open from Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and end at 11:59 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Voting will remain open to the public until 11:59 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Winners will be contacted by Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Prizes: Three poetry contest winners!

First Prize: $150 Visa gift card!

2nd Place Prize: $75 Visa gift card.

3rd Place Prize: $50 Visa gift card.


Review our Contest Rules before entering.

Need some guidance on how to get started? Download our How to Win a Poetry Contest Guide.

how to win a poetry writing contest

Previous Contest Winners

Reflections Poetry Contest- This contest ended on January 12, 2024- Reflect on the year 2023 through poetry. Check Out our Winners Here!

Pride Through Poetry ContestIn honor of Pride Month, put pen to paper (or finger to key), and write a poem that illustrates your love, your allyship, and your pride in 21 lines or fewer.

National Poetry Month Contest – What does Poetry for Life™ mean to you? – This contest ended. Enjoy the prize-winning poems here!

Winter Poetry Contest – A Letter to Your Love – This contest ended on March 31, 2023. Read the winning romantic verse.  

Fall Poetry Contest – Haunted! – This contest ended on November 4, 2022. Check out our Fall Poetry Contest “Haunted” winners!