RULES:Open to teens in grades 6 to 12, who are residents of Essex County in Massachusetts.Poem or story entries must be original work.Flash fiction (story) must be 300 words or less.Maximum of 3 entries per author may be submitted.THEME: Music Poems and stories must incorporate the theme or clearly have an associative metaphor such as: sound, refrain, harmony, etc.. Judges will deduct points from entries that do not have a music theme.Each poem or story must have a title.All poems or stories must be submitted by midnight March 21, 2019.This form must be filled out for EACH entry submitted.
Contest winners and any honorable mentions will be announced at thePoetry and Flash Fiction Reception on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.You must be present at the Reception to win. Please do not submit an entry if you will not be able to attend the reception.Your entry will be disqualified if you are not present at the reception. The author of each winning entry must read or recite their poem/story aloud at the Reception. Winning poems and stories may be published on the Library's Informed Teens blog and in local newspaper(s).