The Society of Classical Poets 2023 Poetry Competition


Posted on 2 September 2022

31 December 2022

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The competition is organized by the Society of Classical Poets based in New York.

You may submit 1-3 poems on any topic.

Poems must contain meter (beginners and students may simply count syllables). Rhyme and other traditional techniques are encouraged as well, but not required. (To learn how to write poetry with meter, see a brief beginner’s guide on common iambic meter here or a more elaborate beginner’s guide to many kinds of meter here. See a guide to poetry forms here.)

The poem should be written in 2021. They may be previously published. 

Click here to read the winning poems from the last contest.

Entry fee
The entry fee is $20.

The winner will receive $2,000.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.