A Forest of Words Teen Poetry Contest Print Email

Love to write, rhyme, or haiku? If you write poetry, we want it! 

Poems long or short, funny or serious will be considered for publication in our teen poetry book, A Forest of Words. Selected poets will recieve a copy of the book and bragging rights. 

Click Read More to submit your poem on our online form...

To Participate You Need To
  • Live in Whatcom County
  • Be in 6th-12th grade
  • Submit your entry by February 14, 2015

Contest Details

  • All poetry is original and created by you
  • One entry per person
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of librarians
  • Selected poets will receive copy of A Forest of Words 
  • Let your parent/guardian know you are entering
  • Teen Entry Form
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    Clicking "Submit" means you agree to the Privacy Terms on this page. Winners will be notified by December 1.

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    The Fine Print: Privacy: The data collected on the Teen Entry form will be used by Whatcom County Library System and our agents, for the following purposes: For the sole purpose of judging the Teen Poetry submissions.

    After first publication in the anthology, rights revert to the author.

    Questions? Email Teen Services or call 360-305-3600.