The cover page must include:
Email (if available)
Name of the Award
Title and First Line of first (or only) poem in submission
If you are submitting to the Alice Fay or Robert Winner Awards, include any publication acknowledgments.
If you are a PSA Member, you must note this on your cover sheet to ensure your contest fee is waived.
Your name should not appear anywhere else besides this cover sheet.
The name of the Award must appear on the right hand corner of each page of your submission.
If you are sending poems to more than one contest, please use the same envelope.
Cover Sheet Template: It's not a requirement, but you might find it helpful to use our cover sheet template.
All contests are free to PSA Members, with the exception of the Norma Farber First Book Award and the William Carlos Williams Award, which must be entered and paid for by the publisher.
The entry fee for Non-Members is $15, which entitles the Non-Member to enter any or all of contests 6 through 9.
High school students may send single entries to the Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Student Poetry Award for the fee of $5.
High school teachers or administrators may submit an unlimited number of their students' poems (one submission per student) for a $20 entry fee.
Checks should be made payable to the Poetry Society of America. Please do not send cash.
For an acknowledgment of receipt of submissions, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard (SASP).
If you would like to receive a print announcement of the awards winners, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE); the winners will also be announced on our website.
No entries will be returned; do not enclose a SASE for that purpose.
Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot inform entrants of incorrectly submitted or disqualified material, nor can we accept any corrections or revisions to submissions.
The PSA will only accept submissions postmarked between October 1st and December 21st of 2013.
Express Mail and FedEx packages are acceptable but must also be postmarked on or before December 21st.
Please mail your submission to:
Poetry Society of America
Annual Award Submission
15 Gramercy Park
New York, N.Y. 10003
A completed submission includes: