Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

The Austin Poetry Society (APS) encourages the reading, writing, and appreciation of poetry.

News: APS Annual Contests Open for Submissions

apswin2015Check out this year’s annual contests! If you haven’t seen the list of the 2015 annual contests and contest guidelines yet, click here.

In addition to traditional member contest sponsors, this year, we have two non-member corporate sponsors and one non-member sponsorship by an esteemed local visual artist. Most remarkably, we received a donation from a non-member patron of the arts who’s sponsored a contest that will result in a $300 first prize, $200 second prize, and $100 third prize. The prize total of $600 is higher than any prize total ever offered by the APS.

The deadline for annual contest submissions has been extended to April 15, 2015. If you’re not already an APS member, all you have to do is click here to learn how to join. There are 26 annual contests to enter this year. This could be your year! Join the APS and submit your poems for a chance to win cash prizes and be published in an upcoming anthology. All Texas residents are eligible for membership.

For more APS news, click here.