The Sappho Prize
April 20 - June 20, 2021
We're honored to make space for women for our inaugural Sappho Prize. This prize will give out $2500 for a winning poem and publication on Palette Poetry, judged by Maggie Smith. Second and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively. Submit here.
The Palette Poetry Prize
June 25 - August 15, 2021
Our biggest prize of the year, the Palette Poetry Prize is for all poets writing in English and will give out $4000 for a winning poem and publication on Palette Poetry. Second and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively.
The Previously Published Poem Prize
November 19 - January 16, 2022
Our landscape has exploded with presses and magazines over the last few decades with the advent of digital publications—so many good poems have been found, celebrated, and, unfortunately, forgotten. We want to bring light to those lost pieces of poetry—the work that you love but no longer receives the attention it deserves. Send us your favorite previously published poem for an opportunity to see it re-published and shared to our audience, along with a $2500 prize.
The Emerging Poet Prize
February - April 2022
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 ten finalists will also be recognized, and the winning poem will be selected by our guest judge.