Calling Rejected Poets!

Have you ever had a poem rejected by a magazine? Do you have the rejection letter to prove it?

If so, here’s the perfect competition for you:

The Onwords website is running a free-to-enter competition for rejected poems with a first prize of $100, second prize of $50 and three honourable mentions winning $25 each.

The competition is open to submissions for two weeks only: 16 – 30 September 2022 and each poem must be accompanied by a screenshot of its rejection letter.

Full details of the competition are on the Onwords website.


  1. #1 by poet molz on September 14, 2022 - 12:24 pm


  2. #3 by susanjanejones on September 14, 2022 - 6:25 pm

    Hi Sally. I love poetry, and have had quite a bit accepted, and put together a booklet of all the poems I wrote. Don’t think I’d like the thought of being a reject poet though. Rather promote my published ones.

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on September 15, 2022 - 6:02 pm

      I can understand that, Susan. I’m not a poet but have a cupboard full of rejected short stories – now if there was a short story rejects competition …

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