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.

National Poetry Series Open Competition Deadline Extended to March 6th

There is still time to submit to the 2015 National Poetry Series Open Competition.  Due to adverse weather conditions, the deadline has been EXTENDED to include all submissions with a postmark through March 6th, 2015.