Entries must be postmarked by or received online by 11:59 PM
September 15, 2022.
Rules and Contest Details
For ASPS members ~ $1 Per poem.
For non-members ~ $5 per poem.
No limit to number of poems submitted.
More than one poem can be submitted for any category, but only one poem per poet can place per category.
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 be previously published before in any print or online venue.
Line limit for all contests is 40 lines unless otherwise specified.
Submit 2 copies of each poem 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 for mailed entries.)
Print on 8 ½ x 11 paper
Mail entries and fees (made out to Alabama State Poetry Society) to
Dargan M. Ware, Contest Chair
2154 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
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.
Submit a SINGLE PDF file consisting of two instances of each poem, first copy with your name and infomration at the top as instructed, 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. We will delete your previous submission and then let you know that you can re-submit a new file.
Specifications for each contest category is found in the CATEGORIES link above.
Questions about contests: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical difficulties: email@example.com