The NY Literary Magazine is running a free-to-enter love poetry contest. Talented poets of any age, nationality, and gender are invited to submit their love poems to our poetry competition!

It is FREE to submit your poems to our love poetry contest.

We’re seeking expressive love poems which are written from the heart and convey real emotions. This poetry contest is open to sad love poems, gay love poems, dark love poems, heartbreak love poems, steamy erotic love poems and any other kind of meaningful, emotional love poem.

Winners of the NY Literary Magazine’s poetry contest will be published in our next print and digital poetry magazine and receive honor award seals.

Read our free digital poetry magazines to familiarize yourself with what style poetry we publish.

BLAZE – Love Poetry Contest Guidelines

NY Literary Magazine Poetry Contest 1st Place Winner Award
Start date
: May 1st, 2017
End date: December 1st, 2017
Winners will be announced on March 30th, 2018.
Prizes: Publication in our print & digital poetry magazine and award seals.

You may submit up to 5 poems to our love poetry competition.

Due to COPPA regulations, we can only accept poetry submissions from writers who are 13 years old or older. If you’re younger than 13, please have your parent or legal guardian submit your poetry for you.

We only accept online poetry submissions via this entry form. No email or postal submissions, please!



Love Poetry Contest

  • Please enter either your real name or your pen name.
  • Please enter your main email address. Make sure it is CORRECT, or else we won't be able to contact you!
    We will never send you unsolicited promotional emails, nor sell your email address to anyone.
  • At the bottom of your poem please add the standard copyright notice, including the date you created your poem and your name. Example: (c) Copyright 2016 Amanda Grey
  • Here's where you can write something about yourself. (This may be published alongside your poem.)
    When did you start writing? Have you won any awards or been published in any magazines? What kind of poetry do you mainly write? How long have you been writing? What inspired you to write this poem?
    If you are a young teen writer you can mention your age if you want, as well as anything else you wish to share about yourself.
  • (Optional) If you wish us to link to your website, Facebook, twitter or other social account / writer's account.


Elizabeth Harding

Elizabeth Harding

Editor-In-Chief at NY Literary Magazine
Elizabeth is our Editor-in-Chief who oversees all the aspects of our online and print publications, as well as managing our team.
She has the final say over what gets published in the magazine and who wins the poetry contests.
Elizabeth Harding