And for the absolute last time, as stated in the POTM rules, entries that do not follow the month's theme WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. The judges are not going to PM every entrant to alert them to rules they should have read before submitting their work. So check the "Themes for POTM" thread to make sure any poem you've submitted or are planning to submit qualifies.
All entries submitted for a certain month's POTM will be closed one week after the winner is announced. This will help the judges see what is actually being submitted each month.