We list only contests sponsored by non-profit regional, state or national
associations plus a few that have shown their reliability over the years. Still, we cannot vouch specifically for any particular
contest. If yours meets the above guidelines, let us know about them.
- Florida State Poets Association (FSPA) Annual Contests
- The FSPA annual poetry contests include 20 or more categories. These contests normally have a July 15 postmark deadline.
Winning poems are announced and read at the convention in October.
- NFSPA Annual Contests
- The National FederatIon of State Poetry Societies conducts 50 poetry contests in the spring of each year, normally with
a March 15 postmark deadline. Winning poems are announced and read at the annual convention.
From Poetry Society of America: links to contests for books, chapbooks, and individual poems.-->