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Benefits of CSPS Membership as of 2020

    • Quarterly receipt of the California Quarterly, which includes the quarterly Newsbriefs in the pages at the back of the issue
    • The the CSPS Poetry Letter and the Strophes newsletter of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) may be read online under the Newsbriefs tab or, respectively
    • Reduced reading fees for the CSPS monthly contests ($1.50 per poem vice $3.00 per poem - two poems minimum)
    • Entry rights to all NFSPS national poetry contests
    • A link from the CSPS Links page to his or her personal website (if any)

Membership Categories

Domestic Individual $45 per year
Domestic Family $50 per year (four members max)
Domestic Institution/Library $39 per year (no contest entry rights)

International Individual $65 per year
International Family $70 per year (four members max)
International Institution/Library $55 per year (no contest entry rights)

Be sure to submit the names of those included in a family membership so they have contest entry rights with the CSPS and the NFSPS. Library memberships receive the publications listed above, but carry no contest entry rights with them.

Donor and Patron Categories

Donor ~ Membership + $5, $10, $15, or $20
Patron ~ Membership + $25, $50 or $75
Silver Circle Patron ~ Membership + $100
Gold Circle Patron ~ Membership + $200


Annual renewal of memberships in the CSPS takes place each year in December for the following year.  Membership runs January 1st to December 31st.  If you join mid-year and we have them, you will receive the prior issues of CQ for the year.  The mailing labels for each member include the last two digits of his or her (or their) paid-up subscription year.

Renew membership through this page of the website or by mail. If you have registered and signed in, you can see boxes at the right for paying for or renewing your membership. If you can't see any boxes, you are not signed in and may wish to pay by mail.

If you're paying by mail, click CSPS Membership Form to open a membership form in a new window and print it. Membership inquiries and payments by mail should be sent to:

CSPS Vice President - Membership
Post Office Box 4288
Sunland, California  91041


Individual Membership
Institutional/Library Membership
Int'l Individual Membership
Int'l Family Membership
Int'l Institution/Library Membership


Gold Circle Patron
Silver Circle Patron