View our upcoming contests and awards below


The Emerging Poet Prize

Open Until October 15, 2018

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.


Editors Prize

The Editors Prize is our largest contest of the year, and in our pursuit to recognize today's best poets, we want to celebrate one outstanding piece of poetry with a $5000 award and publication. Ten finalists will also receive $100 each and all winners will earn publication with Palette Poetry. The Palette staff will select the winners and finalists.


The Artist and the Poet Contest

“I have abandoned sculpture engraving and painting to dedicate myself entirely to song.” — Pablo Picasso

At Palette, we want to honor the relationship between the artist and the poet with our A&P Contest: we will select a gallery of art to act as inspiration for your submissions. The winning poem will receive $2000 and publication.


The Palette Poetry Prize

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. Our guest judge Shane McCrae will select the winner. Our 2018 submitters can expect to hear back from us mid-November.