View our upcoming contests and awards below


The Spotlight Award

December 1 - January 31, 2019

In today's saturated poetry world, the most difficult job for a poet can be finding the spotlight. Any one of us can be tremendously talented, but our work may never see a press if we don't find the opportunity to stand out from crowd. We want to help you stand out from the crowd. The winner of this award will receive publication, $2000, and a unique opportunity to have themselves profiled across a quarter-page spread in Poets & Writers: bio, headshot, excerpt of work, and contact information for solicitation. We are currently reading through submissions and will notify the finalists soon.


The Palette Poetry Prize

February 16 - April 15, 2019

Our Palette Poetry Prize is for all poets writing in English and will give out $4000 for a winning poem and publication on Palette PoetrySecond and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively.

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The Emerging Poet Prize

June 16 - August 15, 2019

For emerging poets, this contest only accepts submissions from authors with fewer than two full length collections out at the time of submission. The winning poet will be awarded $3000 and publication on Palette Poetry. Second and third place will win $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication. The top fifteen finalists will also be recognized, and the winning poem will be selected by the editors of Palette. 2018 submitters can expect to hear back from us in January 2019.