Enter the Annual Poetry Contest

Explore your inner poet and connect with other creative spirits with the poetry contest! Haikus, slam, limericks are just a sampling of the types of poetry in the world. There are so many out there that the possibilities are endless.  

Showcase your best poem, in any style you’d like, and read it at our virtual open mic night! Submit your entry here.*

Contest Rules

  1. Poems entered must be author’s original work and may not be copied from any book or other source. We reserve the right to disqualify plagiarized poems at any time. 
  2. Participants may submit one original poem. 
  3. Please double-check spelling and punctuation before submitting your work. All poems must be no longer than 250 words and printed neatly or typed. Illegible poems and/or entry forms will be disqualified.
  4. Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2021.
  5. Submissions will not be returned. Authors retain all copyrights to their work. Winning poems will be posted on the Stark Library website.
  6. Multiple winners will be chosen.

* Printed submission form

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