Poetry Competition

posted Jul 22, 2016, 9:41 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Jul 22, 2016, 9:41 AM ]
Molly Stark librarian, Allyson Hoffman, was recently notified that a poem submitted by one of our learners, fifth grader Deanna Oakes, was selected from among thousands of entrants for publication in a book of poetry. Deanna remains in competition for additional prizes awarded to aspiring poets.

Congratulations, Deanna!

Dear Deanna,

We would like to publish your poem, "Freddy Lives On" in a new poetry book entitled Accomplished.

We recently sent you a notification letter that the poem you submitted through your teacher at school (Mrs. Hoffman at Molly Stark Elementary) or online through our website had been officially registered in The America Library of Poetry 2016 Student Poetry Contest. If this letter did not find you, we wanted to congratulate you on your submission and let you know that the various rounds of grading are continuing through the summer with the winners to be announced on September 30th.

We'll be awarding several prizes in each grade division along with random prizes just for entering, things like a Laptop Computer, Tablet or iPod Touch, School's Out Shopping Spree, Gift Cards, and of course the $500 U.S. Cash Grand Prize.

We also had some other exciting news especially for you. The America Library of Poetry would like to publish your poem in a new book entitled Accomplished. This compilation represents a small cross-section of select poetry we have received this year and is scheduled to be released this fall. Again, our congratulations as this is not an offer we make to everyone who sent us a submission. In fact, it may interest you to know that less than 20 percent of the authors we read will have the honor of seeing their work in print. It is something that we truly hope will encourage you to continue writing creatively and something in which you can take a great deal of pride. Of course, Accomplished will be under copyright only as a compilation. You will retain all rights to your individual work.