The Poetry Society of Vermont welcomes new members, both writers and appreciative readers.
Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour. Anyone may join the society including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont.
Membership in PSOV
Sally Anne Reisner is the membership chair. To join the society, mail dues of $20 or $10 for students, to Sally at P.O. Box 1215, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Membership is renewed annually by January 1. A Membership List is available by contacting Sally.
Advantages of membership include participation in readings and workshops, opportunities to have poems published in the society’s chapbook, competition for awards, and fellowship with many appreciative readers and writers of poetry. Members receive a copy of the society’s chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour, published annually.
The Mountain Troubadour
Rules for Submission
Submission requires membership. Deadline for sending poems is February 1. Submissions must be titled poems of not more than 32 lines. A maximum of three poems per poet will be considered.
Members may submit previously published work and translations. Previously published work should include the place and date of first publication. The translation should include the poem in its original language and English. The poet is responsible for all legal requirements such as copyright.
Members can submit poems in either of two ways:
Electronically: Send each poem as an attachment in one email to Deb Fennell: email@example.com.
By U.S. mail: Each poem should be sent in duplicate, typed on 8 ½ x 11 paper, with the author’s name on one copy only. Please indicate ability to submit poems electronically if it is selected for publication in The Mountain Troubadour. Submissions should be sent to editor Inga M. Potter, 19 Spenser St. Apt 316, Lebanon NH 03766-1380.
A poet wishing to receive editorial board comments must send poems by US mail, with a request for comments and enclose 9 x 12 SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) with three first-class stamps. Otherwise, poems with comments will be available at the spring meeting.
Members receive a copy of The Mountain Troubadour as part of their membership. For a subscription or an additional copy, send $8 to Subscription Manager Betty Gaechter, 134 Hitzel Terrace, Rutland, VT 05701.