Hey funny poets, your humor poem could win $2,000 in the free Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest.
Entries can be on any topic, in any poetic style or format.
In these tough times, Wergle Flomp's mission is to bring side-splitting humor to the world.
Our contest is always free to enter in order to guarantee maximum accessibility. When it comes to humor, we want it all!
So, what makes a winning poem?
Our judges share observations on past winners:
"Make it unique, make it yours, make me jealous I didn't think of it myself." Lauren Singer, 2020
"We try to give equal offense to all belief systems and genders, but not kick anyone when they are down." Jendi Reiter, 2016
"The pieces that always get high marks from me are finding the humor in the mundane… the observational glimpses inside the micro-universes we all live in day to day that just make being alive a comedy of absurdity and humanity." Lauren Singer, 2020
Meanwhile, some things that the judges don't appreciate are punching down or themes and satirizations they've often encountered before. You can read the full judges' comments in our past winners directory to get a sense of what we're looking for.
Concocted a poem that's fiendishly funny? Submit it on our website by April 1, 2022.
Good luck, and good laughs!
Please do send in an entry – I'd love one of my blog readers to win this.