Royal Palm Literary Awards

Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) is a prestigious writing competition that recognizes extraordinary writing in 20+ genre categories for adults and 5 for youth and provides objective and constructive written assessments to all entrants.

  • Submissions open February 1 – April 30 (or until capacity is reached)  
    Capacity has been reached. Submissions close 4:00PM 4/30/24
  • Limited to 4 entries per person
  • Published and unpublished works; fiction and nonfiction, short works and book-length, and poetry are welcome
  • Fee varies based on genre category and date of entry
  • The contest is exclusive to FWA members active through October 31, 2024
  • All entrants receive judges' feedback
  • Submission requirements & entry forms (Member login required. Not a member? Join here.)

Winners are celebrated at Royal Palm Literary Awards Banquet at our annual conference in October.

Past Winners

Interested in being a RPLA Judge or Rubric Coordinator?

Do you love helping other writers AND are you interested in volunteering with FWA?
Then consider becoming a judge or rubric coordinator for the Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) contest in 2024!
Contact us or more information or to get started!