Apply to Be a Member

So you’re ready to apply for membership? We’re so excited that you would like to join the League. If you haven’t yet, please review our eligibility criteria before applying. If you have any questions regarding which level of membership is best suited for you, please feel free to contact
Membership applications are reviewed by a committee of print or spoken word poets, who assess the level of professionalism displayed in the applicant’s portfolio, CV, and sample of work.
If you were previously a member of the League, complete this form to reactivate your membership.

Please note:

  • Applications can take up to 8 weeks to process.
  • Payment should not be included with application.
  • We are not currently receiving mail or parcels at our Carlton Street office.
  • We are primarily accepting digital-only applications; if you must submit a hard copy of your book, contact
  • Applications should be submitted online.

Complete your membership application here:

If the form is not working for you, download this fillable PDF and e-mail it, along with your CV, poetry, and any other documents, to

Application contents:

  • Applicant’s contact information 
  • A CV outlining literary and poetic experience and achievements 
  • A comprehensive publication history document 
  • A sample of poetry