Congratulations to the talented poets who won the NY Literary Magazine’s August 2016 Poetry Contest! 

These poems have also been published in the NY Literary Magazine’s “Winds of Time” Anthology (poetry collection). Visit this page to read our digital poetry magazine for free or buy the print magazine.

We thank everyone for their poetry submissions and are excited to announce the winners!

Winners of the Deep Meaning Poetry Category:

The Gold medal is awarded to Dr. Emily Bilman for her poem The Tear-Catcher.
The Silver medal is awarded to Glen R Baker for her poem War’s a Waste.
The Bronze medal is awarded to Tate Morgan for his poem Sands of Time.

Winners of the Love and Heartbreak Poetry Category:
The Gold medal is awarded to Eithne Reynolds for her poem I Want to Know the Details Of Real Love.
The Silver medal is awarded to Kathryn Keane for her poem Plant Witch’s Love Song.
The Bronze medal is awarded to Beatrice Preti for her poem Roller Coaster.

Winners of the Poems of Life and Living Category:
The Gold medal is awarded to Ananya Chatterjee for her poem Exodus.
The Silver medal is awarded to Chiqui Jimenez for her poem Whistle.
The Bronze medal is awarded to Spencer Ratcliff for his poem A Pox on ‘is Lordship.

Winners of the Dark & Sad Poetry Category:

The Gold medal is awarded to Amelia Ann for her poem Water and Sand.
The Silver medal is awarded to La’Erica Conner for the poem Flowers, No Son.
The Bronze medal is awarded to Sinimatik for the poem Silence.

Winner of the Erotic Poetry Category:
The Gold medal is awarded to Eva Hore for her poem At His Mercy.

Winner of the Uplifting Poetry Category:
The Gold medal is awarded to Thomas E. Sobon for his inspirational poem The Money Tree

The winners of our poetry contest may download and use the appropriate Award Seal below on their website, blog, social media etc. All the poets who were published on our website and/or in our magazine are awarded the Finalist seal.

We thank Everyone for their submissions!

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

You are welcome to enter a different poem into our next free-to-enter poetry 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