New Milford Public Library is accepting submissions for its upcoming open reading by selected poets and writers from New Milford and neighboring towns.

The program, "From Our Hands to Your Ears," is open to all writers ages 16 and older.

The open reading will take place Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Main Street library.

Submissions in all styles and genres are welcome, including poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, historical, fantasy, serious, comical, memoir and essay.

Submission guidelines are available at the library and at

The submitted work will be reviewed "blind" - without without regard to the author's name or background - and 10 authors will be selected to read their work.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15.

Submissions may be made by emailing or dropping them off in an envelope labeled "Literaray Reading" at the library.

For more information, call 860-355-1191.