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You're almost done. These tips will help you get your poem ready to publish.

Ideas and Techniques

Grammar and Spelling Resources
Here are several ways to ensure simple mistakes don't blemish your writing.

Formatting Your Poem
There may not be a "right" way to organize your verse, but here are a few suggestions for an effective layout.

Copyediting Marks (PDF)
When you're working with a partner on this final step, try using the language of the pros to note any errors.

Featured Author

“I think 'From Where My Mother Sat' was done after about three drafts — an unusually low number for me.”
—Meredith Weber
Student Author
Meredith Weber, 17,
on polishing her award winning poem, "From Where My Mother Sat".

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