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Poets in Revolt! Poetry Anthology Submission Form
Submission Deadline: April 26, 2019


Calling all revolutionary poets! Amplifier & 826 National are currently accepting submissions for a Poets in Revolt! anthology, created in collaboration with inaugural U.S. Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Inspired by the lesson of the same name, students grades K-12 are encouraged to submit poems addressing a social justice movement. Submission requirements include:


1. You must submit an original, previously unpublished poem(s).
2. If submitting a poem in a language other than English, please include an English
translation of your poem as well.
3. Poem(s) must be inspired by the lesson "Poets in Revolt!" and/or written in response to a social justice movement.
5. One submission form per student, with no more than 3 poems per student.
6. No entry fee.


Submissions are open to any student in grades K-12. This form is for both students and teachers submitting on behalf of their student(s).

*Please note that if your poem(s) is selected and you are under 18 at the time of publication, we need parent permission to publish your poem.

Selected poets will receive:
- Publication in the forthcoming Poets in Revolt! Anthology
- Publication on 826 Digital
- A free copy of the Poets in Revolt! Anthology
- An invitation to a virtual release party hosted by 826 National and Amplifier

All submissions will be reviewed by a national group of student writers from 826 Network Youth Advisory Boards. Final selection decisions will be made by 826 National. Amanda Gorman will write the foreword for the anthology.


1. Complete all questions in this submission form.
2. Submit 1-3 poems following the Guidelines by uploading a single DOC or PDF file.
3. To support our blind review process, DO NOT include your name in the uploaded file of your
poem unless it appears in the body of the poem.
4. DO include the specific social justice movement your poem is in response to.
5. If you submit multiple poems (up to 3), start each poem on a new page of the single file.


April 26, 2019: Submission Deadline
April 27 - May 17: Review of submissions
May 2019: Selected poets notified*
May 21 - July 30: Publication process**
August 2019: Publication released (exact date of release TBD); book copies sent to selected poets

*826 National will notify ONLY those students (or educators) whose poems are selected for publication using the contact information provided in this form. Please note that only one poem per student will be selected for publication.
**If your poem or your student's poem is selected and the student is under the age of 18, they must return a permissions form signed by a parent and/or guardian for their work to be published in the anthology.


- For the "Poets in Revolt!" lesson plan, please visit or

- For questions on submission and selection process, please email:
- For questions about the "Poets in Revolt!" anthology, please email:

826 National (
Amplifier (
Amanda Gorman (@amandascgorman)

Email address *
Poet's First Name: *
Poet's Last Name: *
Phone Number: *
826 National may reach out to this number if your poem is selected for publication.
School or Organization: *
Please provide the name and full address of your participating school or organization, including city and state.
Please indicate whether you are an educator or student: *
Please indicate the poet's grade level: *
Upload your submission. *
One file per student submission. DOC and PDF files only. You may include up to 3 original poems in the same file. Each poem must begin on a new page within the single file. To support our blind review process, DO NOT include your name in the uploaded file of your poem unless it appears in the body of the poem. All contact information will be collected via the above form questions.
Please include a brief (3-4 sentences maximum) bio of the poet: *
Example: When he isn't writing, Julian likes to play his Puerto Rican cuatro and his guitar. He hopes that his poem inspires people to use their imaginations. He strongly believes that people should speak their minds and worry less about social pressure.
If your poem is selected for publication and you or your student is under 18, we will need parent/guardian permission before publishing your poem. *
Optional: How did you hear about this contest?
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