Benefits of becoming a member:
OPA is able to host events and support poetry in Oregon through our membership. In gratitude for your support, we offer many benefits exclusive to our members:
- Exclusive discounts on all events
- Expand your skills in workshops, share your work at open mics. Meet more poets at our annual conference.
- Access to member’s only submission categories for all contests
- Enter OPA contests for a single low fee. Winning poets are published in our annual publication Verseweavers.
- Complimentary copy of Verseweavers
- Receive a copy of Verseweavers in the mail for free each year you are a member.
- Foster young poets
- OPA runs the Cascadia Student Contest. Winning poets at the K-12 levels are published in our online magazine.
- Information Sharing
- Receive monthly newsletters via email containing OPA news, poetry events, member news, workshops, special articles, and more.
- Share your work
- Post your poetry events, share news of your publications, and increase your audience.
- Find community
- Meet poets in your area, network via OPA’s private Facebook group, find a critique group, and participate in local poetry readings, submit your books for review on the OPA website.
- Become part of the growing collection of Oregon poets
- Submit your chapbook or full-length collection to the Oregon Poetry Collection housed at the University of Oregon’s Knight Library.
- Receive complimentary membership to NFSPS
- Automatically become a member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Link to the quarterly NFSPS newsletter, Strophes, and be eligible to enter more than 49 national poetry contests for a single low fee.
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