Sign Up for the 2021 Poetry Marathon

Sign up is now open for the 2021 Poetry Marathon! You can sign up here.

The 2021 Poetry Marathon starts at 9 AM ET on Saturday June 26th and will go till 9 AM ET on Sunday the 27th of June.

Those who are interested in doing a half marathon start at 9 AM ET on June 26th and go till 9 PM on the 26th. Or they can start at 9 PM ET on the 26th and continue to 9 AM on the 27th, which works better for some time zones.

The goal of the poetry marathon is to write and post one poem an hour for 24 hours. Half marathoners post a poem per hour for a 12 hour period.

This is an international event with participants from all around the globe. Generally 500 people attempt the marathon. You do not have to be a poet to participate. To find out how to convert your timezone go here.

To learn more go here.

To sign up go here.

If you are interested in participating please sign up by June 19th! We will get back to applicants on a rolling basis. Most people who apply will be accepted. If you have not heard from us a week after applying please send us an email at Please do not try and contact us through the FB page

7 thoughts on “Sign Up for the 2021 Poetry Marathon

  1. I’ve become addicted to this event, looking forward to it every year. I did the 24 hour marathon a couple of years but now only commit to the half marathon. I may go a little longer, we’ll see. Then poems written in the wee hours after midnight are always a surprise.

  2. Hello everyone, I am also a first timer
    I think I can write since I have some time in my hand. Lets see if I can make it. Waiting for your guidance.

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