A Forest of Words 2022. Publish Your Poetry. Deadline March 15

Three ways to submit your poems:

Drop off your poetry with a submission form (PDF) at your local library
 

or Mail to WCLS: A Forest of Words
5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham WA 98226

or fill out the online form below
 
 


Forest of Words Submission

  • Calling all poets! Submit your original poems for consideration to be included in our annual teen poetry book,  A Forest of Words. Send in up to two of your original poems between January 1st to March 15th. A panel of library staff and area teens select poems based on originality, creativity, and craft. Accepted poets receive a copy of the book (and bragging rights!).

    You will hear from us in an email or a phone message by April 30, 2022. If you haven’t heard from us by that date, please call us at (360) 305-3600.

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please include title at the top of each poem.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 16 MB.
  • Entries will become property of Whatcom County Library System and will not be returned. Pieces of a winning entry may be used rather than the whole. By submitting an entry, all poets grant permission to the Whatcom County Library System to reproduce the poem(s) in print and digital publications including social media.

CLICK HERE TO READ A DIGITAL COPY OF A FOREST OF WORDS 2021 OR BORROW A COPY FROM YOUR LIBRARY

Questions about A Forest of Words? Email or call Tamar Clarke, Teen Services Coordinator at tamar.clarke@wcls.org. Information about A Forest of Words 2022 will be posted soon. Thanks for your interest!


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

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