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.
Poetry Society of America 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, 2022
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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 the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award or Robert H. Winner Award may be submitted to another PSA award.
- The submission must not have been previously published or accepted for publication.
The exception: Individual poems submitted to the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award and the Robert Winner Award may have been published.
- Simultaneous submissions are fine; if the poem is accepted elsewhere for publication, please withdraw the submission.
- Submissions written by more than one author are not eligible.
- Translations are not eligible. All poems must be original and primarily in English.
- A poem that 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 in late Spring.
Four Quartets Prize
The Four Quartets Prize is for a unified and complete sequence of poems published in America in a print or online journal, chapbook, or book.
Launched in 2003, the PSA's Chapbook Program publishes each winner's work as a gorgeous chapbook, allowing new voices to reach new audiences.
Frost & Shelley Awards
The Frost Medal and Shelley Memorial Award recognize lifetime and mid-career achievement in poetry. By nomination only.