The Kentucky State Poetry Society is accepting submissions of student-authored poems for its 2017 Student Poetry Contest.

Each student can submit one poem that is an original, unpublished work containing poetic elements, such as imagery, similes, metaphors and rhymes. First place winners will be published in the Prize Poem issue of Pegasus magazine, a Kentucky State Poetry Society publication.

Students should mail two copies of their poem to KSPS Student Poetry Contest, c/o Carol Ann Mauriello, 1845 Flat Fork Road, Olive Hill, KY 41164.

For more information about the contest or questions, visit the Kentucky State Poetry Society webpage here or email