Youth Poetry Anthology

Imagine a world where young people speak for themselves with passion and authority. A world where they tell their own stories. This anthology is just that. Be a part of the project. 


  • April 6: Book release and student performance event (national poetry month)


Submissions for the 2024 Anthology are closed. Check back in the fall for more information about next year.


To qualify, you must be: 

  • An active student in grades 7-12 in the state of Arizona.
  • 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. We consider a work previously published if it has appeared on a public blog or website, or in a high-school or college anthology, or in the published results of a writing contest, etc. 
  • Poetry may be of any form or style. 
  • Work will be chosen by a group of peer editors that participate in Project Lit. 
  • 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.


2020 Anthology: Sunset Uncensored

2023 Anthology: Roses for an Astronaut