North Carolina Poetry Society

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submissions are closed.

The deadline was January 8, 2016.

North Carolina Poetry Society - Online Submission Form for 2016 Contests

Both NC Poetry Society Members and Nonmembers can submit their poems to the contests.
NCPS Members may submit their poems to all but one contest for free, with a greatly reduced fee for the Poet Laureate Award. 

Non-Members would have to pay $87 to submit to all 10 of our contests. Membership in the society only costs $30 (or $10 for students). So, if you are considering entering multiple contests, it may save you money to join the society before you submit! More information on joining can be found at

All judges will be distinguished poets residing outside North Carolina, aside from the Poet Laureate Contest, which will be judged by the current North Carolina Poet Laureate (if available).

All winning poems, with the exception of the winners of the Poet Laureate Contest, will be published in the NCPS poetry contest anthology Pinesong, and wining poets will be invited to read their winning poems at Awards Day in May 2016.