Friday, January 4, 2019

Tune Up! the Poetry and Flash Fiction Contest is Humming

Last November the Teen Think Tank voted on the many themes suggested during our 2018 poetry contest reception. Music got the most votes! We hope to see many melodiously inclined poems and flash stories. The Teen Think Tank plans to have some fun with the theme at this year's reception happening on Thursday, April 4th. Our featured reception speaker is Daniel Sklar. Mr. Sklar teaches creative writing at Endicott College, and has been a contest judge since the first year of Hamilton-Wenham Library's Teen Poetry Contest. His latest book, Flying Cats, was published by Ibbetson Street Press. Stay tuned!
2019 9th annual themed 
Teen Poetry & Flash Fiction Contest  
at the Hamilton-Wenham Library

Open to teens in grades 6 to 12, who are
residents of Essex County in Massachusetts.
Poem or story entry must be original work.
Flash fiction story must be 300 words or less.
Maximum of 3 entries per author may be entered.
2019 THEME is:  Music 
Poems and stories must incorporate a music theme or have an associative metaphor such as: harmony, rhythm, melody, tune, chorus, etc. 
Judges will deduct points from entries that do not incorporate the theme.
Each poem or story must have a title.
Entries due by midnight, March 21, 2019.
An online form must be filled out for EACH entry (see link to entry form below).

Contest winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the
Contest Reception on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
You must be present at the Reception to win.

$ Cash prizes to be awarded $

All first and second place winners are required to read or recite their entry aloud at the Reception. Your entry will be disqualified if you are not present at the reception. Please do not submit a poem or story if you cannot attend the reception. Winning poems and stories may be published on the Library's Informed Teens blog and/or in local newspaper(s).