The Poetry Society of America has announced its annual awards are open for submissions between October 1st to December 22nd. Free for members, $15 for non-members for three particular competitions. Take the time to read the guidelines thoroughly, because there are a number of conditions and qualifications attached for particular contests. Winners will be announced around March, 2012.
The Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization, was founded in 1910 for the purpose of creating a public forum for the advancement, enjoyment, and understanding of poetry. Through a diverse array of programs, initiatives, contests, and awards, the Poetry Society of America works to build a larger audience for poetry, to encourage a deeper appreciation of the art, and to place poetry at the crossroads of American life.