SDSPS Membership

Dear Poets and Poetry Lovers,

We welcome your Membership in SDSPS! As a member of South Dakota State Poetry Society, you will help with our mission of supporting and encouraging poem-making and -reading in South Dakota. You will also receive issues of Pasque Petals, and a copy of the chapbook that wins our annual contest.

Membership Dues are $40 annually and must be paid before July 1 of the current year. Membership paid after July 1 will be applied to the next calendar year, and your first issue of Pasque Petals would be the Spring issue.


Membership in the state society includes membership in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and members can enter their contests and have discounted rates for some entries. Membership also includes:

  • Hard copies of the spring and fall issue of Pasque Petals, and the winning chapbook
  • Reduced fee to submit to chapbook competition, contests, and Pasque Petals
  • May apply for mini-grant
  • May nominate someone for poet of merit award
  • Contribute to website content (blog, promote events/publications)

Membership follows the calendar year. You may pay as early as July 1st for the next year.  For instance, memberships paid in July of 2020 are effective January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

You can buy a membership for someone else on our sales page

You can purchase those on our sales page.

The annual meeting occurs at the Festival of Books, alternately held in Deadwood (odd years) and Brookings (even years). All members are welcome to attend. If you are subscribed to the newsletter, you will receive information as the Festival approaches.  Also look for information on our website and Facebook pages.

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