The PSA's Annual Awards are among the most prestigious honors available to poets. They offer emerging and established poets recognition at all stages of their careers, including our student poetry award and book awards for publishers.
2021 Individual Awards
All submissions to the Poetry Society of America's individual awards (#1 -7) are through Submittable. We do not accept print submissions. Please read the below guidelines and visit Submittable to enter your work.
October 1-December 31 2020
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Varies based on award
Submission Details & Instructions
- Awards are open to Poetry Society of America members for free.
- The fees for non-members are: single poem awards $10, multiple poem awards are $15.
- Personal identification cannot appear in the submission document anywhere.
- Only one entry per award.
- You cannot submit the same poem to more than one award.
The exception: Individual poems submitted to Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award or Robert H. Winner Award may be submitted to another PSA award.
- The submission most not have been previously published.
The exception: The Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award and the Robert Winner Award.
- Submissions by more than on author are not eligible.
- Translations are not eligible. All poems must be original and primarily in English.
- A poem which has previously won a Poetry Society of America award cannot be resubmitted to any of the awards.
- We cannot accept corrections after submission.
- Submissions from Poetry Society employees, officers, or advisory board committee members are ineligible.
- We cannot confirm receipt over phone or email.
- We cannot accept any corrections or revisions to submissions.
- The winners will be announced early April.
The Poetry Society of America is grateful to and admiring of the nation's poetry publishers for their faithful support and promotion of the art. In particular, we wish to thank the following book publishers for supporting our Annual Awards Ceremony.