A Forest of Words. Teen Poetry Anthology for grades 6 through 12.

NOTICE March 17, 2020
A Forest of Words Reading & Reception, originally scheduled for May 16, 2020 at the Ferndale Library, is canceled. We are sad to announce this but look forward to the day where we can again share poetry together.

Wondering if your poem will be in the book? Look for an email or phone call from WCLS by April 17.  We will notify all accepted poets at that time where and when they can pick up their copy of A Forest of Words 2020.

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S ANTHOLOGY. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SENT IN THEIR POETRY.

Want to be a published author?

Whatcom County teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter their original poetry for inclusion in A Forest of Words 2020, a teen poetry anthology, which will be distributed to area schools and libraries.  Accepted poets receive a copy of the book (and bragging rights!) if their work is accepted for publication. A panel of library staff and area teens select poems based on originality, creativity, and craft.

Thank you to those who submitted poems for A Forest of Words 2020. 

Wondering if your poem will be in the book or not?  You should hear from us in an email or a phone message by Friday, April 17, 2020.  If you haven’t heard from us by that date, please call us at (360) 305-3600.

Have more questions? Ask at your library or by email at https://www.wcls.org/contact-us/