Poetry Book Society

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Set up by T S Eliot and friends in 1953 ‘to propagate the art of poetry’, the Poetry Book Society is a unique poetry society, providing information, reviews and discounts on the best contemporary poetry for an international community of readers.

Our Poet Selectors choose the best new poetry collection of the quarter, which is sent to full members as part of their membership. All members also receive the Bulletin, the quarterly review of new poetry, which contains the Poet Selectors' reviews of the Choice and Recommendations and the selected poets' comments on their own work.

We accept submissions from PUBLISHERS for the following quarterly categories: Choice, Recommendation & Special Commendation, Recommended Translation, Wild Card and Pamphlet Choice. If your book is selected as one of our seasonal choices or recommendations, it will be sent to our members in a future mailing. Please click on the relevant category and read the full guidelines for further information.

Women's Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions

The PBS & Mslexia Women's Poetry and Pamphlet competitions will be open below from the 1st of June to the 16th of September. All writers identifying as women are invited to submit their poems to these categories. 


Poetry Book Society