RULES:Open to teens in grades 6 to 12, who areresidents 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 entered.THEME: outer space -or- unexplored territory Poems and stories must incorporate one of the above themes or clearly have an associative metaphor such as: foreign, cosmic, unknown, remote, alien, etc.. Judges will deduct points from entries that do not incorporate one of the themes.Each poem or story must have a title.All poems or stories must be submitted by midnight April 1, 2018.This form must be filled out for EACH entry submitted.
Contest winners and honorable mentions will be announced at thePoetry/Story Reception on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.You must be present at the Reception to win. Please do not submit a poem if you will not be able to attend the reception.Your poem 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 will be published on the Library's Informed Teens blog and in local newspaper(s).