Established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry a year through a series of participating publishers. Five distinguished poets will each select one winning manuscript for publication from entries to the Open Competition. Each winner will receive $10,000.

Participating Publisher Spotlight

The National Poetry Series congratulates participating publisher FENCE which celebrates 15 years of publishing in 2013.

FENCE editor Rebecca Wolff was a National Poetry Series prizewinner in 2000 for her book Manderley.

To learn more about FENCE, check out their website: