January 2021

January 1 —  Time to renew your dues to the Georgia Poetry Society.  You can do so online at the “Membership” tab above.  Dues are collected on a calendar year basis.  Be sure you are current to be able to enter both the NFSPS contests (the National asks us for an updated member list in late January, in case you were unaware of that) and the Reach of Song Member Excellence Contest, which is part of the ROS 2021 submission process.

January 1 — the annual NFSPS contests are now open, and will remain open until March 15.  Links to the contests are on our contest tab or you can just head directly to them here.  We’d especially like to encourage our members to enter the contest sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Society (it’s contest # 5).  Remember, as a GPS member you qualify to enter at the NFSPS member rate.  This year, electronic entries are also being accepted for the very first time, which makes it MUCH easier than fussing with all that paper.  Please consider entering!

January 15 — submissions for The Reach of Song 2021 and the accompanying Member Excellence Contest are now open.  See the tab up above labeled “Reach of Song 2021” for the guidelines.  The submission period is open until March 1.

January 23 — We were thrilled to welcome Julia Caroline Knowlton as our featured presenter.  If you missed it, check out her reading on our YouTube channel.  It’s the red button at top right.  Here’s the link too.

We also announced the winners of our previous contest cycle and had some of the winners join us to read their winning works.  The full list of winners can be found under our “contests” tab.