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The Flapper Press Poetry Café 2022 Summer Poetry Contest

Updated: Jun 11, 2022

"By creating and expressing poetry of any mode, we affirm ourselves as individuals, unique persons, capable of independent thought and action.”

The Journal of Poetry Therapy, 1997

The Flapper Press Poetry Café

is happy to announce a new contest!

Read the guidelines and reference poems to get started!

We look forward to your submissions!

Happy Summer!


  • Choose 2 lines from one of the three poems at the link at the bottom.

  • Include these 2 lines anywhere within an original poem you create.

  • The subject, style, and length of your original poem is up to you.

  • UNDERLINE the 2 lines used in your poem.

  • The 2 lines can be separated within your poem.

  • Upon submission, let us know which poem you used.

  • Submit your poem and a short bio to:

Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2022

Our editors will select 3 poems for publication and cash prizes. Poems will be published online in August. Let us know if you have any questions.

Prizes: One first-place winner is awarded $100. One second-place winner is awarded $50. One third-place winner is awarded $25.


The Flapper Press Poetry Café.

Presenting a wide range of poetry with a mission to promote a love and understanding of poetry for all. We welcome submissions for compelling poetry and look forward to publishing and supporting your creative endeavors. Submissions may also be considered for the Pushcart Prize.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Share at least three (3) poems

2. Include a short bio of 50–100 words, written in the third person.

(Plus any website and links.)

3. Share a brief backstory on each submitted poem

4. Submit an Author's photo and any images you want to include with the poems

5. Send all submissions and questions to:

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