Become a Member

Use the online form at the bottom of this page or the print-and-mail form to become a member. Scroll down to read the benefits of becoming a member.

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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:

Benefits include:

  • 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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