WCLS A Forest of Words | Publish Your Poetry

Calling all poets! Submit your original poems for consideration to be included in our annual teen poetry book,  A Forest of Words.

Send in up to two of your original poems between January 1st to March 15th. A panel of library staff and area teens select poems based on originality, creativity, and craft. Accepted poets receive a copy of the book (and bragging rights!).

There are three ways to  submit your poems:

  1. Drop off your poetry with a submission form (PDF) at your local library;
  2. Mail to WCLS: A Forest of Words, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham WA 98226; or
  3. Fill out the online form.

You will hear from us in an email or a phone message by April 30, 2022. If you haven’t heard from us by that date, please call us at (360) 305-3600.

Mount Baker School Disclaimer: The district does not sponsor or endorse this event/information and the district assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration of the privilege to distribute materials, the Mount Baker School District will be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including costs, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.