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2017 Poetry Contest

Your poem about Nantucket Island or about life on Nantucket Island could be on the cover of The Nantucket Directory

The winning poet will receive $250 and have his or her work published in the print and online editions of the Nantucket Directory. All poems earning honorable mention willl win no prize, but may be published online at

Last year's winning poem is on the home page.

Submit up to three unpublished poems written in English and about any aspect of Nantucket Island or life on Nantucket.

Poems must be submitted with a signed entry form listing the author’s name, address, email address, and phone number. Author’s name should be on each poem submitted. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.  Submissions will not be returned. No entry fee is required.

Submissions must be received no later than March 10, 2017. The winner will be notified no later than April 30, 2017. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication in Yesterday’s Island, without prior notice to author and without payment.

Send entries to: Nantucket Directory Poetry Contest, PO Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554 or submit via email to

Download Entry Form Here in PDF Format.