The winners of this year’s poetry contest have been announced! Head over to our Contest page to see who won. Thanks to everyone who entered, and we hope to read more of your fabulous poems next year!
That’s it! The submission deadline has come and gone, and the Poetry Contest is closed! I hope everyone got their poems in on time. Now comes the hard part…waiting.
Only two days left to submit your poems!
Refill your coffee, break out your rough draft, and polish up those final versions: the end of the contest is almost here!
Still working on your poems? If you haven’t finished polishing your entry for the Teen Poetry Contest, don’t worry! There’s still time! You can still review the guidelines and submit your entries here.
If you have finished, then you may be interested to know that your poem will soon be judged by a real-life YA author. That’s right, Melissa Walker will be one of the judges tasked with reading all the submissions and choosing a winner. If you’ve submitted your poem already, why not pick up one of Melissa’s books to read while you wait? You can place a hold on them through our online catalog. You can also learn more about Melissa at her website, or follow her on Twitter!
Haven’t even started your poem? Maybe you just need a little motivation. How about some fabulous prizes? The winner of our Teen Poetry Contest will receive a $50 gift card from Empire Eats Restaurants. Love great pasta? Authentic Lebanese? Smokey BBQ? Steaming coffee? Five great restaurants means five great choices!
So get writing! Find your inspiration (and find it quick) because you’ve only got until March 15 to enter. Good luck!
It’s week two of our poetry contest! Still looking for some inspiration? Just pick a banner, any banner:
Our 7th annual Teen Poetry Contest is officially open for submissions!
Love to write? Love the library? Feeling inspired?
Halloween is almost here (my favorite holiday), and I thought I’d share a Halloween craft I discovered last year: Thai String Dolls.