To nominate a Poet of Merit in either or both categories (living or posthumous), SDSPS members should submit the following by February 1: 

a) a cover letter stating why the poet deserves the honor; 

b) A sample of the poet’s work, not to exceed 15 pages or 10 minutes of recorded audio and/or video. (If poems are published, indicate where and when.); and 

c) a bio of the poet, not to exceed three typed pages. (Note: At their discretion, the committee may choose to further read or research  the Poets’ writing and accomplishments in addition to considering the submitted nomination materials.)

The South Dakota Poet Laureate seeks submissions of poems by South Dakotans about people, landscapes, and cultural life of our state for South Dakota in Poems: An Anthology. Submissions will also be considered for publication on the South Dakota State Poetry Society’s website: sdpoetry.org

Submission Criteria: 

· Poems should speak to cultural life in South Dakota: histories, people, places, landscapes, traditions, languages, habits, attitudes, etc. 

· Author should have strong ties to South Dakota: If you are not a current resident, you must have lived in South Dakota for at least five years. Please note this in your submission bio. 

· Unpublished/retained rights: These poems may be previously published, but you need to retain the rights or attain permission for republishing.

Selection Criteria: 

1. Accessibility and depth.

2. Excellence in craft.  

3. Cultural significance of subject or theme.

4. Residency: Author lives in South Dakota or has strong residential ties to the state (five years minimum). 

5. Contributes to the anthology which, holistically, reflects the diverse voices of our state. 

Directions: 

· Submit 1-3 poems in one Word document (.docx or .doc) to (submittable link)

· In your cover letter, write a brief, third-person bio (75 words or less) that states your strong South Dakota connection. 

Rules and Guidelines, 2020 Contest

 

Poets may enter in two categories: Portrait or Landscape.

Portrait Category: Poems about you or someone you know from South Dakota. This is a category of both biography and autobiography.

Landscape Category: Poems about the land and features that make South Dakota unique.

Each poet may submit a total of five (5) poems in his or her submission. There is a fee of five dollars ($5.00) per submission for nonmembers and two dollars ($2.00) per submission for members. There is no restriction on length or style of poem. We only accept electronic entries at www.sdsps.submittable.com.

Please indicate on each poem which category you intend to enter it into. The contest manager has spent considerable time in the past trying to determine which poem was intended for which category. So, at the title line on each poem, please write Title (Portrait) or Title (Landscape). If your entire submission is intended for the landscape category, please write that on the submission itself like Landscape Poems.

Also, upload a document format not a pdf, and do not write your name on the poem(s).  Please include a third-person bio and your physical mailing address when you submit (where we will send the check). Submissions that fail to follow the instructions will not be considered.

There will be honorees of $100, $50, and $25 for the top places in each of the two tracts of the annual contest, and winning poems will be published in the spring issue of Pasque Petals.  Honorable Mention candidates are possible and will be considered for publication in the physical Pasque Petals and on our website. Judging is done by an independent committee selected by the Contest Manager.

Entries are open now until December 1, 2020.  We look forward to your submissions via Submittable.

Please Note: Submission to Pasque Petals is FREE to 2018 Members of SDSPS.  Due to the rising cost of printing our literary magazine, however, we are now charging non-SDSPS members a submission fee  of $3.00 for up to five poems. 


We welcome submissions from all poets with a connection to South Dakota, but if you're an SDSPS member, your submissions to Pasque Petals are FREE, so please use the "Member Call" link. For instructions on how you may become an SDSPS member, please visit sdpoetry.org.  Membership includes all three SDSPS publications in 2018. We are now accepting 2018 dues until July 1. Dues received after July 1 will go towards 2109 Membership. Thank you. 


SDSPS welcomes submissions of poetry year round. The deadline for our next volume is February 1, 2019.  We do not accept previously published work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else. 


Copy and paste up to five poems in one document.   Use your contact information, including phone number and email address, as the header for each page.  Please also add a brief bio (50 words or less) highlighting your primary connection to South Dakota.

Please Note: Due to the rising cost of printing our literary magazine, we are now charging non-SDSPS members a submission fee  of $3.00 for up to five poems. We are also no longer able to offer a complimentary contributor's copy to non-SDSPS members.


We welcome submissions from all poets with a connection to South Dakota, but if you're an SDSPS member, your submissions to Pasque Petals are FREE, so please use the "Members' Call" link. For instructions on how you may become an SDSPS member, please visit sdpoetry.org or see the link below. We are now accepting 2018 dues. Thank you. 


SDSPS welcomes submissions of poetry year round. The deadline for our next volume is February 1, 2019. We do not accept previously published work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else. 


Copy and paste up to five poems in one document.   Use your contact information, including phone number and email address, as the header for each page.  Please also add a brief bio (50 words or less) highlighting your primary connection to South Dakota.









Rules and Guidelines, 2020 Contest

 

Poets may enter in two categories: Portrait or Landscape.

Portrait Category: Poems about you or someone you know from South Dakota. This is a category of both biography and autobiography.

Landscape Category: Poems about the land and features that make South Dakota unique.

Each poet may submit a total of five (5) poems in his or her submission. There is a fee of five dollars ($5.00) per submission for nonmembers and two dollars ($2.00) per submission for members. There is no restriction on length or style of poem. We only accept electronic entries at www.sdsps.submittable.com.

Please indicate on each poem which category you intend to enter it into. The contest manager has spent considerable time in the past trying to determine which poem was intended for which category. So, at the title line on each poem, please write Title (Portrait) or Title (Landscape). If your entire submission is intended for the landscape category, please write that on the submission itself like Landscape Poems.

Also, upload a document format not a pdf, and do not write your name on the poem(s). Please include a third-person bio and your physical mailing address when you submit (where we will send the check).  Submissions that fail to follow the instructions will not be considered.

There will be honorees of $100, $50, and $25 for the top places in each of the two tracks of the annual contest, and winning poems will be published in the spring issue of Pasque Petals.  Honorable Mention candidates are possible and will be considered for publication in the physical Pasque Petals and on our website. Judging is done by members of the board selected by the Contest Manager.

Entries are open now until December 1, 2020.  We look forward to your submissions via Submittable.

South Dakota State Poetry Society