The deadline for Poetry Leaves 2020 has passed. Please submit next year.

Rules for Entry:

Your poem will not be selected if it does not follow the following guidelines.

Please include the title and your name at the top of your poem. All elements of the poem should be left justified to aid with publishing. Please use normal margin settings.

Additional rules for entries:

  • File format: .doc or .docx only

  • Family-friendly language and content

  • One entry per person

  • Original poetry by the poet submitting the entry

  • No pictures or photographs

  • Times New Roman font

  • Font size: 12 pt

  • Maximum length: One 8.5"x11" page

  • Deadline for entries: March 27th, 2020

The author retains all rights after first serial publication.

Note: We cannot provide complimentary copies to submitters. Copies are available for purchase.


Choose one of the following options:

  • Complete the Submittal Form below and attach your electronic file of your poem (.doc or .docx files only). 

  • If you have an account with, or want to create one (it's free), click on the button tagged "Powered by Submittable."


  • You can print out a copy of your poem, download, complete & sign this printable PERMISSION FORM and turn in paper copies of both at the Library. NOTE: Entries from poets under 18 years-of-age should be printed out, accompanied by a completed permission form signed by parent/guardian, and turned in at the Library


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