Deadline 31 May
The first and second prize winners will receive a cash prize (1st prize: €1000, 2nd prize: €500*), chapbook publication, 50 free copies of their chapbooks.
The winning poets will be offered a reading and given three nights' accommodation at the 2017 Cork Spring Poetry Festival.
The competition is open to new, emerging and established poets from any country BUT at least one of the winners will be a debutante (with no chapbook or book published previously).
Up to 25 - 50 other entrants will be publicly listed as "highly commended".
Manuscripts must be sixteen to twenty-four pages in length, in the English language and the sole work of the entrant with no pastiches, translations or 'versions'. The poems can be in verse or prose.
Each chapbook is guaranteed a review in Southword Journal.