One Week Left: Submit to Lit Shark’s February Poem of the Month!


Happy Wednesday, readers, writers, and shark fans!

We can’t believe it, but it’s January 24th, which means… we already only have one week left in the first month of 2024!

Since there’s only one month left in this month, if you’d like to be considered for our February Poem of the Month Contest, now is the time to submit! If you wait until February, your work will be considered for our March Poem of the Month Contest instead.

Lit Shark's Poem of the Month Contest

Lit Shark’s Poem of the Month Contest

Submissions are completely free, and poems of all subgenres, forms, and topics are welcome. A marine theme is not required, though it is fun to read!

You can submit up to five poems through our submission portal.

And don’t forget, Honorable Mentions will be considered for the contest, and they’ll be featured in the next issue of Lit Shark Magazine. Winners of the Poem of the Month contest will receive $20, a digital broadside of their poem, a feature on our website, a feature in our next issue of the magazine, and automatic inclusion in our Best Of anthology of the year.

We’re so excited for this next wave of poetry and can’t wait to see what you submit!


Happy Writing, and Happy Submitting!!

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Written By McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan (she/her/hers) lives and writes in Europe with her family (originally from the Midwest). In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of Lit Shark Magazine and the Banned Book Review, she is a novelist, poet, and book reviewer. She received her MFA in Poetry from Western Michigan University and her BA in English/BS in Education from Indiana University South Bend, where she began her work in publishing. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, Young Ravens Review, The Birds We Piled Loosely, and Encore Magazine, among others; and her book reviews and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, Memoir Mixtapes, The Life Collective, Her Journal, Motherly, and more. When not writing, she enjoys reading, appreciating nature, and spending time with her husband and three children.




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