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The Emerging Poet Prize

The Emerging Poet Prize

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: only 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.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted—just please send a note if your work is picked up elsewhere 
  • There is no page requirement, but submission must be no more than 3 poems. Please submit all your poems in ONE document.
  • Multiple submissions accepted, 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.
  • Contest closes on October 15th, 2018.
  • Entry Fee: $20


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