National Federation of State Poetry Societies

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

National Federation of State Poetry Societies

The National Federation of State Poetry Societies offers online submission for the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition, the College Undergraduate Poetry Competition, the BlackBerryPeach Prizes for Poetry: Spoken and Heard, the NFSPS Founders Award Contest, and the Student Award Contest for students in grades 9 through 12.

If you do not have a Submittable account, you will be asked to open one during the submission process. This free account is yours permanently.  

For information on 48 other NFSPS poetry contests, visit 

You may submit to all contests beginning January 1, 2019 and ending March 15, 2019. Please read all rules about how to submit. There is a fee. Please complete the appropriate Member or Non-member submission form and make appropriate payment. 

Non-members may enter most contests at $1 each (except $5 for each entry in Contest 1–NFSPS Founders Award). Non-members may not enter contests marked with an asterisk, * and which are designated members only.

Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1 per poem or  $10 total for entry in more than 10 contests (except for Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award, which is $5 per poem).

Manuscript contests and Blackberry Peach contests are separate and require a different fee.

National Federation of State Poetry Societies