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 cash 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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Submit Your Poetry

Contests offered by the Poetry Society of Colorado