Submit up to two original poems by April 30, 2020 to


Poets must be ages 13-18 and reside in Manatee County, FL.
Submissions must include name, age, school, and phone number.


Top poems will be published in a special teen poetry issue of 805 Art + Lit.

Three winners will receive individual feedback on their poems from Hannah Aizenman, Poetry Coordinator at The New Yorker.


By submitting to the Braden River Library Teen Poetry Contest, I acknowledge that my work(s) may be chosen for publication in a special teen poetry issue of 805.


I confirm that the work(s) submitted is original and of my composition. I grant 805 world electronic reprint rights to publish the work(s) online in a digital format, and first US print rights to publish the work(s) in a print version of the issue. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media, and any other digital archive 805 might use.   


I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital ads, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, and email newsletters. I acknowledge that 805 gives permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed for educational purposes and printed by individuals.


I acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical correction, and cropping.

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