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PSV North American Poetry Book Award

Sumbissions for the 2024 Book Award Are Now Closed



The book of poetry submitted must be the work of a single author, at least 64 pages long, and published in 2022 by an established press. It is expected that the book will contain both new and previously published poems.


Manuscripts, videos, CDs, chapbooks, and self-published books are not eligible, nor are books that have already won an award. However, books that have won a pre-publication award by the publishing press remain eligible. Also, the book may be under consideration for another award the result of which will have no bearing on its eligibility for the PSV Award.


Books by poets who are members of the PSV Board of Directors, or who have close ties to the final judge (friends, family, students) are not eligible.


Submission Period


Please send three copies of the submitted book to Sofia Starnes between October 15, 2022 and January 15, 2023 (postmark dates) at the following postal address:


Sofia M. Starnes

4951 Burnley Drive

Williamsburg, VA 23188


Final Judge:  Bill Glose, award-winning writer whose honors include the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Award, the Dateline Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Heroes' Voices Award for Veteran's Poetry. His latest book, Postscript to War, won the 2020 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and was a finalist for the 2021 Library of Virginia Book Award for Poetry




The winner will receive a $1,000 monetary award and an invitation to read at the annual Spring Poetry Festival of the Poetry Society of Virginia.




$25 for members of the PSV; $36 for non-members (includes one-year membership to PSV). Payment may be made preferably using  PayPal, through the PSV website. However, a check made out to the Poetry Society of Virginia, may be sent in with your submission.


Visit for a downloadable entry form, which must accompany the submission.

You may also email Sofia Starnes, at to request an entry form or for further information.

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