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Rattle Young Poets Anthology 0

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About

When most people think of Children’s Poetry, they think of poems written by adults for kids. They don’t think of children themselves as poets, and it’s very difficult to find any anthologies of poems written the other way—by children for adults, as well as those their own age. But the early years of language development are magical. No other time in life is full of such wonder, such imagination, and such linguistic experimentation. Young poets don’t write out of habit; they haven’t even learned yet how to be cliche. They write with a natural spontaneity that adults can only hope to achieve. Poetry is never more fun than when you’re young, and young poets should be encouraged as much as possible.

Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to those 18 and younger, work must have been written when they were 15 and younger.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2013

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Children, Middle grades, Young adults.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 4 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown Unknown NoText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2021
Last Checked: 18 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 21 Oct 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 03 May 2019

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