Congratulations to the highly talented poets who won the June 2016 Best Poetry Contest!

Our Editors have read through as many as they could manage of the +1000 poetry submissions we received and are now excited to present to you with the winners of the June poetry contest.

We’ve  also published in this month’s magazine a selection of what strikes us as the most remarkable, beautifully worded poetry out of all the many submissions.
The July 2016 poetry magazine is available both as a free to read digital edition and in print.

Winners of the Love and Heart-Break Poetry Category:
Shannon McClary won the Gold medal for her poem I Live For
Greg J Muscroft won the Silver Medal for his poem Home Is Where the Heart Is
Fran Marie won the Bronze Medal for his poem Sent Packing

Winners of the Sociopolitical Poetry Category:
Tom Higgins won the Gold Medal for his poem If I Could Achieve the Impossible
Luc D’hertefelt won the Silver Medal for his poem Oh USA What has Happened to You?
Harry J. Casseus won the Bronze Medal for his poem Generation Backwards

Winners of the Dark & Sad Poetry Category:
Tina Cox won the Gold Medal for her poem Lying With the Angels
Katie Lynn won the Silver Medal for her poem Little Angel
Adam McNally won the Bronze Medal for his poem Jealous

Winners of the Deep-Meaning Poetry Category:
Gold Medal is awarded to Damon Chambers for his poem Ten Years
Silver Medal is awarded to Puja Bhakoo for her poem Awaiting the Muse
Bronze medal is awarded to Rebecca Cherrington for her poem The Devil

Honorable Award Winners:
Nirranjani Sakthi’s poem DARK DAYS PAST is awarded the Gold Medal for the Best Uplifting Poetry.

The winners may download their appropriate Award Seal below and post it on their website.
All the other poets who were published on our website and in our magazine are awarded the Best Poetry Finalist seal.

We thank Everyone for their submissions!

Please do not feel disheartened if you were not selected as a winner this month.
It may be that due to the overwhelming amount of submissions we did not manage to read your poem in time for this month’s contest. If that is the case, you may still have a chance to win next month’s poetry contest.

Feel free to submit another poem for next month’s contest!

Always keep writing!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

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