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.



2016 Open Competition Deadline Extended to March 1st

There is still time to submit to the 2016 National Poetry Series Open Competition.  The deadline has been EXTENDED to include all submissions with a postmark through March 1st, 2016