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Open to any U.S. citizen or anyone currently living within the U. S. who has not published a full-length poetry collection.


  • The entry fee is $14. 
  • Manuscript page length: between 20-30 pages of poetry.
  • Poems must be typed.
  • No illustrations may be included.
  • Multiple submissions are not accepted.
  • Manuscripts with more than one author will not be accepted.
  • Translations are not eligible. All poems must be original and primarily in English.
  • We cannot accept corrections after submission.
  • Submissions from Poetry Society employees, officers, or advisory board committee members are ineligible.  


You can upload two documents:

1) Acknowledgments, if any of the poems have been previously published.

2) Your manuscript of poems which should include title page, table of contents, and poems.

  • Personal identification cannot appear anywhere in the manuscript document

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