To qualify, you must be an active student in grades 7-12 in the state of Arizona. Submissions must be sent to and received by our editors by January 31st. Entries must provide a full name, email address, the school they attend, and a poem not to exceed 1000 words. All poetry submitted cannot be previously published. In general, yes: we consider a work previously published if it has appeared on a public blog or website, or in a high-school or college anthology, in the published results of a writing contest, etc. If we can find it in Google, it has been published. Poetry may be of any form or style. Work will be chosen by a group of peer editors that participate in Project Lit, an out-of-school time program that uses poetry, spoken word and hip hop to promote literacy & activate social and emotional learning with young and emerging adults. Work will be chosen based on the quality of content, consistency of voice and style, and mastery of language. There is no submission fee to enter.