Before submitting your poem, please make sure you have read and adhered to the following guidelines where applicable: 1 - Poem must adhere to basic rules of capitalization. 2- Do not type poem in all capital letters. 3- Do not capitalize the first letter of every word. 4- Only capitalize words that are proper (i.e. names and places). 5- The first word of each line may be capitalized. 6- Be sure to proofread your poem for any grammatical errors. 7- Do not use “texting” lingo. Properly spell out all words. 8- Poems containing language that is vulgar, offensive, or wholly inappropriate will not be accepted. 9- To ensure proper lineation, please use the “Enter” key to start a new line, indicating all intentional line breaks.