The Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center introduces a wonderful opportunity for creative writers with free Poetry Contest for Maryland residents age 18 and older.

Poems may be any theme or in any form. Submit your typed entry as a Microsoft Word attachment by e-mail to or by mail to Poetry Contest, Fiction Department, Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore MD 21201-4484

Entries received after March 1, 2016, will be disqualified.

The winning poem will be published in Little Patuxent Review, enlarged for display in a Central Library show window, and honored at a reading at the Central Library. Runners-up may be considered for publication in Little Patuxent Review.

For official rules and details, please visit