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Young Pegasus Poetry Competition

San Antonio's annual poetry contest for children and teens.

Young Pegasus 2022

Submissions for the
2022 Young Pegasus
Poetry Competition accepted
January 1, 2022 through February 28, 2022


Enter your poem online.



Entries accepted from JANUARY 1, 2022  to February 28, 2022

submit your poetry

8 Tips for Writing Great Poetry w Anthony The Poet


A long time Young Pegasus judge, Anthony is the author of the
poetry anthology Cincuenta and has brought poetry to thousand & thousand of people - in person and on HBO !

Which of Anthony the Poet's tips is your favorite? 
Tell us at @210teenlibrary #mysapl #YP21

Anthony the Poet
(Anthony M. Flores), educator,
3-time SA Grand Slam Poetry Champion,
self-described "daddy of 2 awesome humans, & HARD-CORE SPURS FAN!”
offers 8 tips for writing great poetry.



Tip #1 Don't take any poetry writing tips from anyone (except Anthony)
Tip #2 Ignore Tip #1
Tip #3 Please reconsider Tip #1
Tip #4 Have fun when you write
Tip #5 You are not an “I am” poem
Tip #6 Finish strong
Tip #7 Edit, edit, edit
Tip #8 Read to write better

Thanks Anthony!

About the Young Pegasus Competition

For more than 90 years, the San Antonio Public Library has celebrated the talents of the city’s young writers with the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition. Open to poets 18 and under, the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition invites poets to submit their work, which is then reviewed by a panel of independent judges. The judges do not select a set number of winners. Instead, any poem submitted that is deemed worthy of publication is printed in the annual Young Pegasus Anthology.

For additional information on the Young Pegasus Competition, please contact:

Jennifer Velasquez, Coordinator of Teen Services


Cresencia Huff, Coordinator of Children's Services​