Poetry Society of Vermont - publishing poetry since 1947 

The Poetry Society of Vermont is a non-profit 501c3 organization, and donations in any amount are gratefully accepted. 

Become a member of the Poetry Society of Vermont by filling out the membership form below. Members receive a complimentary copy of The Mountain Troubadour, our annual literary journal. 

Non-members may also purchase a copy of The Mountain Troubadour below.

Thank you!

$15.00 - 25.00
$15.00 - 25.00

Welcome to the Poetry Society of Vermont!

Advantages of membership include participation in readings and workshops, opportunities to have poems published in the society’s chapbook The Mountain Troubadour, feedback and comments on submitted poems, competition for awards, and fellowship with many appreciative readers and writers of poetry. Members receive a complimentary copy of the society’s chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour, published annually.

To join the society, fill out the form below or mail dues of $25 ($10 for students) to P.O. Box 1215, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Membership must be renewed annually by January 1st. A list of members is available upon request.


The Poetry Society of Vermont Carol Lee Vail Prize for Emerging Poets

Winning poems published in the 2021 Mountain Troubadour 

Submit three poems with $15 entry fee by January 15, 2021, Word attached file, all poems in one document, no names on poems. 40 line maximum per poem, including title and spaces. 

No previously published poems.

Simultaneous submissions welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know. 

Entrants must have not more than one published book. 

Bio required

Please tell us where you learned about this contest.  

Top 5 published: $750 winner; $100 second place: 3 $50 runners up prizes

Mountain Troubadour cover 

The Poetry Society of Vermont annually publishes a printed chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour, which includes poems by members, contest winners, and Vermont poets. Members receive one free copy of the journal. To become a member, please see our website. You may also purchase a copy of the journal here. Residents of U.S. only please.

$10.00 - 500.00
$10.00 - 500.00

Donations to the Poetry Society of Vermont in any amount are greatfully accepted.

Poetry Society of Vermont