Welcome to the Poetry Society of Michigan!

The Poetry Society of Michigan encourages and celebrates poetry groups across Michigan. It is a member of National Federation of State Poetry Societies. PSM provides workshops, contests and opportunities to be published in two annual editions of their literary journal Peninsula Poets. Statewide meetings are held twice each year. (See the Events Page.) Please visit the Membership page for details on joining.

Calls for Submissions – Peninsula Poets Members Only Edition

Poetry – Please send up to three poems with your contact information on each poem by February 1, 2018. We strongly prefer email submissions. Email poems (all in one file, please) to editor.psm@gmail.com. You will be notified of acceptance by email. If you do not have email, please mail to PSM Spring Edition, 2272 114th Ave., Allegan, MI 49010.  Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification. Questions? Contact Melanie Dunbar at editor.psm@gmail.com. Looking forward to reading your work!!

Cover Art– For this issue, we are accepting submissions for cover art. Please send your original photo or piece of art as a JPEG image to editor.psm@gmail.com, by February 1, 2018.

The Deadline for the 2018 Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest is Feb. 1st. Details are here==> Manningham Trust Contest Information

The 2018 Spring Meeting – Save the Date! Saturday, April 7th at the Saginaw Country Club. Thank you to our hosts – The River Junction Poets with a focus on writing workshops! More details will be coming soon.


The deadline for sponsoring a Category is the Spring Meeting of 2018. There are many categories that are not sponsored. If you would like to Sponsor an existing category, or sponsor a new category of your own choosing, please contact Melanie Dunbar at mdunbar15@gmail.com. The contest opens in May of 2018. Entries must comply with the submission guidelines, include appropriate fees, and be received by Melanie no later than August 1, 2018. For more info, check the Contest page.

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