Note that this competition has a history of giving the prizes to international poets, often in the academic tradition. My own personal opinion. I'd love to win...The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize is now open for submissions! This is a prize for single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Munster Literature Centre.
First prize is 1,000 Euro (on 7 October 2014 approx. USD 1263 or GBP 784), a week-long writer’s retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and publication in Southword Literary Journal.
The author who takes first prize will have the chance to read the winning poem at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival in February 2014.
There will be a second prize of E500, third prize of E250, and ten runners-up will each have their poems published and receive Southword’s standard fee of E30. (http://www.munsterlit.ie/Southword/issues_index.html)Deadline 30 November 2014
Judge is poet Matthew SweeneyMore information, including submission guidelines, may be found on the website: or via their Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/odonoghue.poetry.competition