View our upcoming contests and awards below


The Emerging Poet Prize

February 15 - April 17 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.

The Sappho Prize

April 18 - June 19, 2022

We're honored to make space for women for our 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 Manuscript Workshop

June 1-30th 2022

We're excited to launch our annual manuscript revision lab—work with great editors and other writers to take your book of poetry to the next level of authenticity and craft.


The Palette Chapbook Prize

June 20 - August 25, 2022

This year, we're launching our inaugural Palette Chapbook Prize and will award $2000 and publication for the winning manuscript. The judge is Chen Chen.


The Love & Eros Prize 

August 26 - October 16, 2022

We’re delighted to bring back the Love & Eros Prize for 2022: awarding $3000 and publication! We encourage love poems beyond the confines of what’s traditionally “romantic.” Rather, we’re seeking unflinching examinations of our sharpest human sensations—those of desire, longing, devotion, and intimacy. All iterations of love are welcome—send us your bitter and your sweet, your queer, platonic, reverent, and devotional. The winner will be selected by our guest judge, Carl Phillips. Second and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively. 

The MFA Workshop

October 1- 31st, 2022

This asynchronous workshop offers MFA applicants the opportunity to receive feedback on their application materials from accomplished poets & editors in the industry.

The Previously Published Poem Prize

closes January 15, 2023

Our landscape has exploded with presses and magazines in recent years with the advent of digital publications—so many good poems have been circulated and celebrated, but others have been forgotten, overlooked, and deserve a new life. We want to shine a light upon the poems that you love but feel are no longer receiving the attention or recognition they deserve.