Friday, 24 July 2015

3rd Ó Bhéal Five Words Poetry Competition

If you are looking for some inspiration and/or writing exercise, have a look at this competition.

The 3rd Ó Bhéal Five Words Poetry Competition runs until the end of January 2016. 

Each Tuesday at noon (GMT), five words are posted on the competition page at

Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week. 

A prize of 500 euros will be awarded to one winner, and if available, invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s ninth anniversary event in April, 2016 (an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this).

The shortlisted poems and winning entry will also be published in Five Words Vol IX – the next annual anthology of five word poems, launched at the same event.

This year’s judges are Marie Coveney and Colm Scully. 

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