April is National Poetry Month!

To celebrate, Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative

and Thayer Memorial Library are holding

The Fourth Annual Student Poetry Contest.


Submission Requirements:


• Must be a student, K-12, at MRE, LBMS or NRHS or a resident of Lancaster.

• Only poetry, no prose.

• Maximum length is the number of lines that fit on one side of an 8” x 11” page.

• Name, grade, and best email and phone number

must be written on the back of each page.

• Two copies of each poem must be submitted.

• Submissions must be received no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.


How to Send Submissions:


Email submissions to: 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmail.com with “Poetry Contest” in the subject line, by March 30th, OR contact Paula Castner at 7bridgewriterscollaborative@gmail.com about picking up handwritten poems before the March 30, 2018, deadline.


Submitted poems will be displayed

at the Thayer Memorial library.


Winning poems will be published online,

at the Seven Bridge and TML blog and websites.


Students are invited to read their poems at the

Poetry Open Mic

Date and Time to be determined