*To submit a poem for PoemVillage 2023, please use the form below.*

**For information about the 2023 Anne LaBastille Memorial Writing Residency, please go to our website to learn more. Info about the residency will appear here on 3/10/2023. Applications open on 4/10/2023 and close on 5/10/2023. Questions? Email us at info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org**

Wild Words: Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology 

Wild Words: Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology is a new publication of the Adirondack Center for Writing, created to give teens a venue to publish their original creative writing. Any teen (age 13-19)  living in the North Country is eligible to submit writing for consideration. Each contributor will receive one copy of the anthology when it launches in spring 2023. Submitting writing is not a guarantee of publication.

What We’re Looking For

Poetry, short stories, short memoirs, and personal essays written by teens living in the North Country. 

You may submit as many pieces of writing as you want, but they all need to be in the same document/file. Make sure you have a title for each piece of writing you submit.


  • September 19, 2022 – Submissions open
  • March 10, 2023 – Submissions close
  • March 22, 2023 – Contributors notified if their writing has been accepted for publication
  • April 22, 2023 – Anthology book launch at ACW in Saranac Lake (2-4pm)
  • April 24, 2023 – Additional anthology copies distributed

Learn more about the project, including a promotion toolkit for teachers and organizations: https://adirondackcenterforwriting.org/wildwords

Open only to poets with ties to the North Country region.

PoemVillage is a beloved community program celebrating local poetry from neighbors and friends annually since 2016. This year, we will be hanging poems in windows all around Saranac Lake during National Poetry Month. Also, bundles of poems will be safely delivered to inboxes and to the ACW website daily from April 15 - May 15, 2022.

Review these guidelines before submitting to PoemVillage
1. Submissions will be open from Jan 1 to April 1
2. Each person may submit 1 poem. You will copy/paste your poem into the form below.
3. Poems must be under 300 words or 25 lines, whichever comes first. Poems that are too long will not be included, so please use the "word count" tool on your word processing software to check the length of your poem.
4. Please ensure that you have rights to offer this poem for publication. This poem must be your own work.
5. PoemVillage and the poems displayed are open only to poets with ties to the North Country. If you do not have ties to the region, please refrain from sending us poems. We generally consider the North Country Region to be anywhere within 30 minutes of the Adirondack Park.
5. Our plan is to publish all poems that meet these guidelines. We do reserve the right to not publish any poem that we feel does not reflect the community standards of Saranac Lake. This does not mean poems must be positive, but they cannot be hateful, violent, or threatening.

Questions? Contact Tyler Barton at the Adirondack Center for Writing at info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org.

Adirondack Center for Writing