Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition

This is a a prestigious award, often won or shortlisting non-Irish poets, usually American.

1st Prize €1000, publication in Southword
and a trip to Cork, Ireland.

2nd Prize €500 publication in Southword
3rd Prize €250 publication in Southword

Ten runners-up to be published in Southword and receive €30 publication fee.

Deadline Sunday, 18 December 2011

Link here with loads more details

The judge is Patrick Cotter, who will read each and every entry himself.

I was lucky enough to see Patrick reading at the lunchtime readings at the Irish Writers Centre. Really these should be called Out To Lunch again so that everyone knows what's going on. There was a very small audience for what turned out to be a really good reading. I'm off to find more poetry by Patrick now.  Recommended.

There will be an entry fee of €5 per poem or €20 per batch of five. (Postal entries can be paid for in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. No cash, please.) 

You can submit through paypal and email.

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