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View our upcoming contests and awards below

All contests in 2020 will end on a Sunday.


The Brush & Lyre Prize

August 24 - October 18, 2020 Add to Calendar

We are so thrilled to offer poets space to stretch their creativity into new and exciting projects. This unique multimedia contest will accept work that incorporates poetry into new media formats, including but not limited to: music, video, art, photography, sculpture, and performance. We will rate the work accordingly: 50% poetic experience, 50% media experience. Each submission must include poetry into the work in some significant way—visually written or audio recorded. Our editorial team will select the winner of the $3000 top prize, as well as two runner-ups for $300 and $200 respectively. We can't wait to see what you send us! Submit here.


The Previously Published Poem Prize

November 15 - January 17, 2021

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 15 - April 19, 2021

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.


The Sappho Prize

April 20 - June 13, 2021

We're honored to make space for self-identifying women for our inaugural Sappho Prize. This prize will give out $2500 for a winning poem and publication on Palette PoetrySecond and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively.


The Palette Poetry Prize

June 19 - August 16, 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 PoetrySecond and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively.