Call for Submissions for the Fourth Annual Robert P. Collén Poetry Competition

Submission guidelines:

  • Entrants may submit up to three poems about “Home,” as defined by the poets themselves.
  • Only unpublished poems will be accepted and must be submitted on white, 8.5” x 11” paper, and typed in a plain typeface, such as Times New Roman.
  • All personal information should appear on the reverse side of the submitted poems and include the name, address, telephone number and email address of the participant.
  • Notification of receipt of entry will be done by email or telephone.
  • Poems will not be returned.
  • All submissions for the competition must be postmarked no later than Saturday, October 14, 2017.
  • Three prizes of $100.00, $50.00 and $25.00 will be awarded to the top three finalists.

Submissions should be sent or hand delivered to:

Robert P. Collén Poetry Competition,

Wheeler Memorial Library, 49 East Main Street, Orange, MA 01364.

The Robert P. Collén poetry competition is sponsored by the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries. For more information call 978-544-2495 or go to