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2023 Student Poetry Collection


Missed the deadline?

It's not too late to be published!

If you missed the September 8th deadline
for mailing back the author release and order form for Empowered
please note:  
We may still be able to include your child's poem in the book!
Please mail your child's signed release form

and payment for any books ordered, without delay.
We will do what we can to still include your child.
If we can't, we can still publish your child’s poem, in our next compilation, 
scheduled for Fall 2024.
Simply cross out the title "Empowered"
and print the words "Fall 2024" on the release and order form 
and send it along with payment for any books ordered to the address on the form. 
2023 prices will still be honored if the current release and order form is used.
Your order and your child's poem will then be for the 2024 book, 
with delivery in early December of 2024.
If, by chance, we receive the release and order in time to include the poem in Empowered, we will do that, even if "Empowered" has been crossed out

and changed to "Fall 2024". 
About 30 business days after you mail your form, please check the order status page.  
If delivery says 2023 or 2024, that indicates which December you will receive your order with your child's published poem.

Excitement is growing in anticipation of our new 2023 Student Poetry Collection.

Empowered will bring critical acclaim to the work of many exceptional young authors
from across the United States.

Did you know that only a small percentage

of students who submit poetry will be published?
In fact, less than 20 percent of all submissions
will be included in the new 2023 Student Poetry Collection.

Any author whose work we have offered to showcase in Empowered
must sign and return the "Artist's Release" form to authorize us to print the poem,
but all rights to the poem itself remain with the author.

The "Artist's Release" form also serves as an "Order" form.
To download, click here

An Initial Author's copy of Empowered is available for $32.95 plus $9 shipping/handling.
Additional copies are $25 each with no additional shipping/handling.  
(Shipping/Handling is $9 per order regardless of quantity)
Payment must be included with your order in the form of a check or money order, 
payable to:  The America Library of Poetry.

Mail release and order form to:
The America Library of Poetry
P.O. Box 978
Houlton, ME 04730


If you submitted a book order for Empowered
you may check your order status here.

For further inquiries, please contact us.

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