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Title: March Madness Poetry 2019 is now open for applications!
Post by: dkshumaker on February 01, 2019, 12:24 PM
Hi All,

If you like writing children's poetry, check out this contest: https://madnesspoetry.com/write.

I've been an "Authlete" for the last few years and it is SO much fun! I highly recommend it!
Title: Madness! Poetry 2019 -- Additional Details
Post by: edmubnd on February 11, 2019, 11:47 AM
Hello, SCBWI members! As Debra said, the Madness! Poetry 2019 authlete application window is now open. The deadline to apply is Saturday, February 23rd at 11:59pm. All are welcome and SCBWI members in particular are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the event and read a near endless cycle of testimonials from former authletes, teachers, and fans here: https://madnesspoetry.com/why

We're off to a record start of teachers signing up their students to participate in 2019. Our goal is to have 5,000 students reading and voting on this year's poems. So even if you don't plan to participate yourselves, please help spread word of the event to all teachers, principals, librarians, and other student group leaders in your lives!

Thank you, and good luck! Any questions, please use the chat function on the Madness! website for fastest response.

-Ed

Ed DeCaria
Creator, Madness! Poetry
Title: Re: March Madness Poetry 2019 is now open for applications!
Post by: David Wright on February 11, 2019, 12:22 PM
It flits past quickly, but does one of the testimonials say it's for people from 80 to 98? LOL

It looks like fun though. I'll pass it on to teachers I know.
Title: Re: March Madness Poetry 2019 is now open for applications!
Post by: edmubnd on February 11, 2019, 03:04 PM
LOL, yes, the full quote was "My lot love learning to write poetry - their ages range from 80-98. We are NEVER too old to learn to write poems!!!!"

A more representative set of quotes from teachers:


The teachers/kids are really engaged. For writers (specifically poets a.k.a. authletes), it's a great way to get your work in front of kids.