The 2020 Spotlight Award

Closed January 15, 2020

Thank you to all of our submitters this year! We can't wait to dig into your work. We should have our finalists and winners announced within 8-10 weeks, near the end of March.

We're excited to offer a unique prize to kickoff 2020: The Palette Poetry Spotlight Award.

In today's saturated poetry world, the most difficult job for a poet can be finding the spotlight. Any one of us can be tremendously talented, but our work may never see a press if we don't find the opportunity to stand out from crowd. We want to help you stand out from the crowd.

The winner of this award will receive publication, $2000, and a unique opportunity to have themselves profiled across a quarter-page advertisement in the Poets & Writers magazine: bio, headshot, excerpt of work, and contact information for solicitation. Poets & Writers has a circulation of over 70,000 print and 100,000+ monthly visitors.

Our goal is to highlight you, the poet. All information will be approved by you, including layout, design, and verbiage in the advertisement. It will be entirely to your liking.

Palette's editors will choose the winner, and any honorable mentions they think deserve extra attention. Second and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively.