Rules and Contest Details
For ASPS members ~ $1 Per poem. No limit to number of poems submitted. More than one poem
can be submitted for any contest.
For non-members ~ $5 per poem. NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS (New Change)
The same poem may not be entered into more than one category.
Poems cannot have won a monetary award in a previous ASPS contest.
Poems cannot have been published before in an on-line magazine/publication or a journal, book or other professional source.
No limit on number of entries for ASPS members, but only one award per contest. (Send SASE for winners’ list--#10 envelope only)
Line limit for all contests is 40 lines unless otherwise specified.
Submit 2 copies of each poem on 8 ½ x 11 paper using plain type and fonts only:
On each copy, put category name and number in upper left hand corner.
On one copy only, put your name, address, e-mail and “member” or “non-member”
in upper right hand corner.
(Address labels are acceptable.)
Mail entries and fees to
Dargan M. Ware, Contest Chair 1271 Glenridge Drive, Bessemer, AL 35022
Questions about contests: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postmarked by or received online by 11:59 PM
March 15, 2021.
DUE A LOT OF CONFUSION, THE FORMAT HAS CHANGED TO PDF files only!
Submit a PDF file of your poems as listed in REQUIREMENTS, above. It's all the same, except this will be a single file
instead of a single pile of paper. PDF will be the only form accepted. Other formats will be deleted w/o reimbursement.
Any normal word processor will have a "print to PDF" function.
This is a SINGLE PDF file consisting of two instances of each poem, first copy named, second copy unattributed.
Let me RESTATE this. Two copies of each, in order as such: A named/ A unattributed then B named/ B unattributed... etc.
Members be sure to LOG IN to the website so that the members-only PayPal link displays!
Upload a single document only. Multiple documents will not be accepted. If you decide to enter more contests after already having submitted a PDF previously, contact email@example.com. Steven will delete your previous submission and then let you know that you can re-submit a new file. He will respond within 24 hours.
Current Specifications for each Contest is found in the Current Contests Download Link above.