A Forest of Words

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 2019, 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.

Entry deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019. 

  • For teens in grades 6-12
  • Original poetry only
  • Team or partner entries allowed
  • Up to 2 submissions accepted per person
  • Length limit is less than a page (8.5 x 11)

Submissions accepted online and in the branches beginning January 1, 2019. After that date, you can drop off your poetry at any library with an entry form attached.  Entry forms can be picked up at the library or you can download one from our website. Prefer to email your submission?  Fill out an online form below.

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



Questions? Ask at your library by email at https://www.wcls.org/contact-us/

Online Submission Form will be available in January, 2019.