Palette Poetry Awards and Contests

Submissions Closed

The Emerging Poet Prize

Thank you so much to every one of our submitters. We are so excited to read through your poetry—please expect to hear back from us concerning selections in January 2019, if not sooner.

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.

Submission Guidelines

  • Emerging Poets only: we are only accepting work from poets with no more than two full-length collections published at the time of submission.
  • Submissions are open internationally, to any poet writing in English—other languages are okay to include, as long as the meat of the poem is in English.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions—just please send us a note if your work is picked up elsewhere (We want to say congrats!)
  • There is no page requirement, but submission must be no more than 3 poems. Please submit all your poems in ONE document.
  • We do accept multiple submissions, but each submission will include the reading fee.
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history
  • Review our FAQ page for frequently asked questions.
  • Entry Fee: $20

The Palette Poetry Prize

Closed 8/15

Thank you to all of our submitters for the Palette Poetry Prize! We are so honored by everyone's interest in this year's Palette Poetry Prize. The submission window is now closed.

We will do our very best to get back to you with the results as soon as possible—we know how long these waits can feel. Expect to receive some word from us around mid-November.


For any inquiries, please email us at contact (at) palettepoetry (dot) com, or view our FAQ page.

Share Your Poetry

Always free. Always open. $50 per poem selected.