JMRL and Writerhouse Poetry Contest


Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and WriterHouse Present a Poetry Contest for adults

Submit one original poem to any JMRL location, to WriterHouse, or via our online entry form for a chance to win prizes & glory.

  • Contest open September 24 – October 25 to ages 18+
  • Prizes: $200 Visa gift card for the winner and $100 Visa gift card for the runner-up
  • Winners will be contacted directly and a public announcement will be made at Stay tuned for more information about a possible poetry reading event.
  • Finalist entries judged by Professor Lisa Russ Spaar
  • See full contest details on entry form for more information or go to
  • Contest is part of #TheWrite2Heal series of events co-sponsored by WriterHouse