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Benefits of CSPS Membership

    • Quarterly receipt of the CSPS Newsbriefs, the CSPS Poetry Letter, the California Quarterly, and the Strophes newsletter of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS)
    • Reduced reading fees for the CSPS monthly contests ($1.50 per poem vice $3.00 per poem - two poems minimum)
    • Entry rights to all NFSPS national poetry contests
    • A link from the CSPS Links page to his or her personal website (if any)

Membership Categories

Domestic Individual $35 per year
Domestic Family $39 per year (four members max)
Domestic Institution/Library $39 per year (no contest entry rights)

International Individual $51 per year
International Family $55 per year (four members max)
International Institution/Library $55 per year (no contest entry rights)

Be sure to submit the names of those included in a family membership so they have contest entry rights with the CSPS and the NFSPS. Library memberships receive the publications listed above, but carry no contest entry rights with them.

Donor and Patron Categories

Donor ~ Membership + $5, $10, $15, or $20
Patron ~ Membership + $25, $50 or $75
Silver Circle Patron ~ Membership + $100
Gold Circle Patron ~ Membership + $200


Annual renewal of memberships in the CSPS takes place each year in December for the following year.  Membership runs January 1st to December 31st.  If you join mid-year and we have them, you will receive the prior issues of CQ and the Newsbriefs for the year.  The mailing labels for each member include the last two digits of his or her (or their) paid-up subscription year.

Renew membership through this page of the website or by mail.

If you're paying by mail, click CSPS Membership Form to open a membership form in a new window and print it. Membership inquiries and payments by mail should be sent to:

CSPS Vice President - Membership
2560 Calabria Court
Dublin, California  94568