Calling All Poets!

To commemorate National Poetry Month, the New Brunswick Free Public Library will publish its 22nd annual Poetry Month Celebration Anthology in April* 2020. (*Publication of the anthology may be delayed due to the Coronavirus situation.) Submissions will be accepted beginning February 3, 2020. The deadline for submissions has been extended from March 20 to April 15, and may be extended longer. The Poetry Anthology is open to all poets – from novice to previously published, and from New Jersey or across the globe.

All poets who submit to the anthology are invited to read their published poems at the Poetry Reading, which is free and open to the public, at the New Brunswick Free Public Library. As of March 18, the reading has been postponed until further notice.

For details on submitting poems, a Poetry Submission Form can be downloaded here. Please note the submission limit of one poem per person. Each poem must be no longer than one page, typed. (Please read submission form for full details, noting the new information posted on this web page.)

Interested persons can contact Librarian Jackie Oshman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the library at 732-745-5108, ext. 20, for more information.