AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL POETS
the NATIONAL POETRY QUARTERLY
is published four times each school year in Oct., Jan, March, & June.
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AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL POETS
the NATIONAL POETRY QUARTERLY
needs your poetry, but mostly we need your support. If you have any ideas, suggestions or words of encouragement, our staff could use all of the above.
We are commited to young people and we are committed to poetry and we are committed to making this a meaningful experience for everyone involved.
For the past two decades The Live Poets Society of NJ has established a reputation for publishing the finest poetry available by today's high school poets.
Since 1998 we have provided more publishing opportunities for high school poets than any other national venue.
It is both our commitment to today's youth, as well as our commitment to quality poetry, which guarantee that each issue
of the JUST POETRY!!! will contain only the finest high school poetry available.
We currently receive between fifteen and thirty thousand poetry submissions every year in our National High School Poetry Contest and have been doing so for over a decade.
Poetry submissions come from high school poets all over the United States and its territories. It is that variety & volume that has enabled us to be both selective and relevant. Consequently that selectivity and relevance has become the driving force behind all of our publications and the unquestionable key to our success in serving today's high school students.
To register to receive a free sample copy of "JUST POETRY!!!' please click on the link below www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com/jp
JUST POETRY!!! & the Live Poets Society of NJ...
legitimately good poetry since 1998
no fooling, no kidding, no scamming.
Below is an excerpt from our former page on Geocities it can be found it it's entirety archived at www.oocities.org/diet-lps Some links may no longer be available.
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We have been publishing high school poetry anthologies and running scholarship poetry contests since 1998. This is our 11th annual contest. Those of us who conceived and created this organization did so because we felt, and continue to feel spiritually led to do so, through past experiences we have had with youth, poetry, education, and, yes, you guessed it, poetry.com as well. We felt the youth of America deserved a place that would provide an opportunity for serious young poets to have their work read, respected and published with dignity, instead of being led on by unscrupulous "publishers" who declare every poem entered to be the "Poem of the Year" and make millions by charging exorbitant prices, while stamping out a book a week
We fund the scholarships through profits from book sales. The price is fair. We don't sell millions of them, but those who are interested in the poetry buy them and enjoy reading their own and other young poet's work...and those who are only interested in winning a scholarship...Well, we'll publish their poems too, but only if they are good enough. It generally balances out. We are the "anti-poetry.com". We actually read the submissions and judge them. Even the poems that are ultimately rejected are looked at on two separate occasions. We never, ever share your personal information with anyone. We do not tell everyone that they are a winner, and we will not try to sell you a gazillion different things with your wonderful poem emblazoned on them. We leave the deception to those who are better at that sort of thing.
The "Regional Winner" designation is given only to those poems that the judges feel truthfully have a chance of winning "Honorable Mention" or better in this contest. We will not lead anybody on... EVER. "Topical Winners" are poems that we liked and that we felt had something worth saying that other young people could relate to and would enjoy reading. It's just that simple really. We're all about sharing the poetry.
We will not make you famous. We will not make you a household name. You may or may not be "Poet of the Year". (Most likely, not, as there is only one.) Our goal is to share the poetry.
Our vision is that for every poem in our anthology, there will be someone, somewhere in this country, who reads it and says, "I wish I'd have written that, because that's just how I feel too" and that for every reader there will be at least one poem that they will always remember, as long as they live.
OTHER PAGES OF OURS ARCHIVED ON OOCITIES.ORG
(some may no longer be available. let us know if you find that to be true)
Spring-Summer 2007 Winners
Fall - Winter 2006 Winners
Spring-Summer 2006 Winners
Fall-Winter 2005 Winners
Spring-Summer 2005 Winners
Fall-Winter 2004-2005 Winners
Winter-Spring 2003-2004 Winners
Spring-Summer 2004 Winners
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