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.
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.