Submission Requirements

  • Submissions will be accepted beginning on April 1st, 2014 through April 30th, 2014.
  • Poems may or may not rhyme.
  • Poets entering this contest must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Only one (1) poem per poet may be submitted.
  • Your work must be in English, original and previously unpublished (including on the Internet) and not scheduled for publication anywhere before May 1, 2014. 
  • A poem that is unpublished but which has won a monetary award in any other contest is ineligible.
  • Attach your Microsoft Word readable document (please do not send a PDF) to an email and send it by April 30 2014 to: rhymeon@library.loudoun.gov  with a subject of Rhyme On!
  • Your poem may not exceed two (2) 8.5 x 11 inch pages of paper when printed.
  • First page: title page with poem title only.
  • Font: Arial
  • Font size: 12
  • Document name: The document name should be the poem’s title. Please do not include your name in the document name.
  • Every page should have a header with the poem’s title and page number.
  • Last page: Title of poem and your contact information. Name, home address, phone number, email.
  • Winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation and Poetry Reading at the Rust Library on May 31, 2014 at 2pm.
  • Winning poems will be published in a book which will be available at the Awards presentation.
  • All entrants must complete a release form prior to publication.

Please note that entries not in compliance with the above will be disqualified.