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The Love & Eros Prize

A project of Palette Poetry (see other related projects).


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Love engulfs us, desire rules us. 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.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions. The fee is USD $20.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed


Open to a broad Audience.

General General
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.


Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.


Other (See guidelines).

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment. Details: USD $3,000.


Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Love & Eros Prize Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 17 reports from 16 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported53 min | 93.4 mean avg | 85.0 median | 132 max days (21.9 std dev)
Responses100.00 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections100.00 % (93.4 avg. days per rejection) | 0.0 % personal, 58.8 % form, 41.2 % unspecified
Non-Responses0.00 %
Never Responded-
Pending7 responses are pending (105 min | 119.9 mean avg | 110.0 median | 161 max days waiting | 20.2 std dev) from 6 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $20.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 25 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 12 Apr 2024.

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Last Updated: 19 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 19 Jun 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 26 Aug 2021

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