You must include all ten words. Prefixes and suffixes are allowed provided that they do not change the spelling of the root word.
Your poem must have a title. "Untitled" is okay but indicate that it is the title.
Be careful of line length when formatting your poem—60 characters or less per line, including spaces. Poems with lines longer than 60 characters will be returned with an invitation for you to re-edit.
We will try to follow your formatting within space constraints. Be aware that line breaks in Google Docs don't always transfer accurately into our publishing platform.
With your submission, you must include:
Your connection to WCC.
A brief biography written in the third person (50 words or less, subject to editing).
Whether you want to opt out of having your name, poem, or both published on the library website if you win (no need to say anything about this unless you are opting out).
The challenge is open to all past and present WCC students, faculty, staff, and board members. Poems ranging from serious to silly are welcome. While we strive to print all poems received, we will be able to print only a selection of poems if we receive a large number of submissions.
How will the stay-at-home restrictions affect this event?
The deadline to submit poems was April 13, but we've extended it through April 30. So, you have until the end of April to share your creativity with us!
We will be printing a poetry book this year when the campus re-opens, even if that turns out to be quite a while.
However, we will not be holding our usual open mic publishing party.