2022 Emerging Poet Prize

Call for Submissions: The Palette Poetry Emerging Poet Prize

Pallet Poetry has announced a call for submissions for its Emerging Poet Prize, awarding $3000, publication, and more. 

This individual poem prize is specifically for emerging poets, and will only accept submissions from poets with fewer than two full-length collections out at the time of submission—though poets with no books published are especially encouraged to submit. The winning poet will be awarded $3000, publication, and a brief interview in Palette Poetry. Second and third place will receive $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication. The top ten finalists will be selected by Palette editors, and guest judge Safia Elhillo will then select the winner and two runner-ups from among the ten finalists.

Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), which received the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and an Arab American Book Award, Girls That Never Die (One World/Random House, 2022), and the novel in verse Home Is Not A Country (Make Me A World/Random House, 2021), which was longlisted for the National Book Award and received a Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor.

For more information and how you can submit your work, go to https://www.palettepoetry.com/current-contest/.