Book Spine Poetry Challenge!


Win a $50 gift certificate from
ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited!

Read on to find out how.

Who doesn’t love the challenge of creating book spine poetry? Over here at SLC, we had a few of our editors try their hand at creating some of their own spine poetry. We discovered it’s much harder than we thought it would be!

Here’s the deal. We’re inviting you to join in on the fun and share your creative poetry here! We’ll even sweeten the pot:

One grand prize winner will get this swag

AND a $50 gift certificate redeemable for any ABC-CLIO product, including PD titles from Libraries Unlimited

The top five runners-up, as determined by our editorial staff,  will receive a zip drive and the above coffee mug.

Multiple ways to enter:

  • Create a profile and insert your entry in the comments field of this post or
  • Tweet your entry to @SLC_Online or
  • Email your submission to


  1. Entries must be received by noon Pacific time, January 5.
  2. When you submit your poetry, please specify that you’re allowing us to use your photo per ABC-CLIO’s Terms of Use.
  3. Try to avoid having people in the shot. If you do include anyone, we need permission from that person or their guardian to use their likeness.
  4. Get creative and have some fun!

More spine poetry creations from our editors:


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