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Youth authors (up to age 25), Pongo Poetry Project wants to read your poems!

Since 2012, we have received thousands of poetry submissions through Well-Versed: Pongo Poets Online – our online poetry submission program – from young writers across the world.

Your work has been educational and inspirational and we want to see more of it. Feel free to start writing poetry from scratch using the blank writing activity below.

Alternatively, follow this link to use Pongo’s writing activities to inspire your creativity.


Due to the capacity of Pongo staff, we kindly request that you submit *no more than 3 poems for review* at any one time. And while Pongo staff are excited to read your poetry, we are not trained mental health professionals. Pongo is not able to provide clinical diagnoses or mental health treatment recommendations.

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Want to Continue Your Writing Journey? Take Advantage of These Opportunities!

Join a Youth Drop-In Writing Circle at Hugo House!

On a recurring basis, Hugo House convenes free, drop-in writing circles that give young writers of all ages the space to explore their creativity, dive deeper into ongoing projects, share their work in a supportive space, and make friends!

Writing circles are offered at different suggested grade ranges to connect young writers with their peers, though Hugo House encourages all young people to pick the writing circle that feels best for them:

  • Kids Write-In: Grades K-5
  • Just Write!: Grades 6-8
  • Write Time for Teens: Grades 9-12

We highly encourage you to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, and join Hugo House’s next youth drop-in writing circle. Some writing circles are available virtually, so visit Hugo House’s website for details on upcoming events!

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