Sign up for the 2022 Poetry Marathon

Sign up is now open for the 2022 Poetry Marathon! You can sign up here.

The 2022 Poetry Marathon starts at 9 AM ET on Saturday June 25th and will go till 9 AM ET on Sunday the 26th of June.

Those who are interested in doing a half marathon start at 9 AM ET on June 25th and go till 9 PM on the 25th. Or they can start at 9 PM ET on the 25th and continue to 9 AM on the 26th, 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 by the 19th of June please send us an email at Please do not try and contact us through the FB page. We will make sure everyone who contacts us, gets an opportunity to participate.

21 thoughts on “Sign up for the 2022 Poetry Marathon

  1. Looking forward to this year’s marathon. How do I find out if I’m actually signed out? I mean I know I signed up but I’m not sure how to verify that.

  2. I’m having trouble with my wordpress account. I’m getting a message that my account has not been activated. I tried to set up a new account and I don’t receive the confirmation link. I am not good with technology. I can get to my past poems by entering my link :

  3. Hi I am excited to be in my third marathon this year. Looking forward to reading great works and writing some too. Several of my poems from last year were selected to be published in random anthologies.

  4. Jacob,
    I’m still having issues getting access to my wordpress account. I have tried everything you suggested and still get the account not activated message , or Oops that page cant be found.

    1. I haven’t heard about my application, either, and the email I sent inquiring about it also bounced back. It does say they send out three rounds of acceptances, so my hope is that mine’s in with the third round, and it hasn’t been sent, yet. I’m sure everything will be sorted out!

  5. I am so looking forward to the 12 hours I put aside to do the half marathon. Hoping to kick start some poetry MOJO. Seemed to have lost it lately.

    Prompts or not – that is the question!

    Carol Talmage
    Lincoln VT

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