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Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is?

Then enter the Summer Poetry Contest 2017 for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine! There are four different age categories, and the theme is Build A Better World. There’s no limit to your creativity, but please keep it under 250 words.

Need inspiration to get started? Find poetry writing tips here.

Enter in 1 of the 4 Categories Below ↓

There will be 1 winner and 3 honorable mentions in each group.

Winners will be published in Queens Library Magazine. Plus, all winners and honorable mentions will have the opportunity to read their poems at an award ceremony.

For submission guidelines, rules and regulations, click here. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges. All submissions must be under 250 words (excluding title). Submit your entry on this webpage now through July 31, 2017, or mail it with an entry form to Queens Borough Public Library Poetry Contest, Programs and Services Department, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica NY 11432.