kids 17 years of age and younger are welcome to send
in their original poems to be published on our site.
All entries should be written in English with correct
spelling and grammar. The poem (maximum 200 words) must
be original. Entries that contain bad language, sex,
violence, or death will not be accepted. Submissions
in all caps will not be accepted. The form must be filled
out completely for poems to be accepted.
submitted are for posting on KidsBookshelf only. Submissions
that follow our guidelines will be posted the first
week of the following month. For example, poems submitted
in October will be posted the first week of November.
KidsBookshelf will not be able to offer critiques or
feedback on any submissions.
must have parental permission before submitting a poem.
are no longer able to accept submissions via postal
mail, please use the online form below. Mailed submissions
will not be posted or returned.