Submit Your Poetry

Contests offered by the Poetry Society of Colorado

PSC Believes that Submission Opportunities Help Foster Poetic Growth

The Poetry Society of Colorado offers poets the opportunity to submit their work in a variety of contests throughout the year.


Members-Only Contests

  • Only members of PSC may submit poems


Open Contests

  • Any interested poet may submit poems


Youth Contests

  • Open to youth poets at participating schools in Colorado. For more information, please contact us.

Contest Guidelines:   (For complete rules, see Members-Only and Open Contest pages)

  • Themes are not to be used as Poem Titles.
  • Entry fee is $5/poem. Each poet may enter up to three poems.
  • A single poet can win no more than two prizes for each contest.
  • Line Limit: 40 (unless otherwise stated)


Contest Prize Structure: (Unless otherwise stated)

  • 1st Place:  $25
  • 2nd Place: $15
  • 3rd Place:  $10


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