The National Poetry Series

There are presently no open calls for submissions.



PLEASE NOTE:  MANUSCRIPTS WHERE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION IS INCLUDED, WHETHER ON THE COVER PAGE, OR AS RUNNING HEADERS OR FOOTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW.  THIS INCLUDES THE POET'S NAME, EMAIL, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.  ALL CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD BE ENTERED ON THE INITIAL ENTRY FORM ONLY.

The National Poetry Series seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry written by American residents or American citizens living abroad. All manuscripts must be previously unpublished in their complete form, although some or all of the individual poems may have appeared in periodicals. Translations, chapbooks, small groups of poems, and books previously self-published are not eligible. Manuscript length is not limited. However, a length of 48-64 pages is suggested.

Manuscripts are submitted online via the website (www.nationalpoetryseries.org), along with an entrance fee of $30.00 (per manuscript). The entry period begins on January 1, 2016 and runs through (and including) March 1, 2016.

Manuscripts should list the title of the manuscript only.  All personal information will be entered separately.

Manuscripts must be:
  • ´â░Paginated (include a table of contents).  

DO NOT INCLUDE: Acknowledgments, explanatory statements, resumes, autobiographical statements, photographs, illustrations, or artwork. These will not be considered.

No additions, deletions, or substitutions once a manuscript has been submitted.
Entrants should inform NPS immediately if their manuscript is selected for publication elsewhere.

Finalists will be notified and may be asked to submit five (5) additional copies of their original submission.  Non-finalists will not be notified.

Winning authors will be given the opportunity to make final changes prior to publication.