Yes! This is your chance to have your poem published in a new Macmillan Children's book. The book will feature a poem for every day of the year on the theme of SCHOOL!!!
Macmillan are looking for at least TEN poems written by children or teenagers! So if you think you can write a poem about school and would like to see it published THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!!!
can be about the start and end of each term, about holidays, school
trips, visiting authors, playtime, lessons, lunch, teachers, dinner
ladies, the head teacher, friends, the school itself, special days
(such as science day, Roman day, sports day), after school and lunchtime
clubs, poems about all the individual school subjects, poems from
the point of view of both teachers and pupils, and from the point
of view of the school cat, ghost, hall, and so on...
Poems can be long, short, funny, serious or sad and written in any style; haiku, tanka, free verse, rhyming, non-rhyming... it's up to you!
The best ten poems will appear in the book due to be published in July 2009. Make sure you include a contact address with your poem and your age. If your poem is chosen you will be sent a permissions form for your parent or guardian to sign. The best of the rest of the poems will be published here.
Send your poems by 18th July, 2008, to
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