Logo of Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition contest
"The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast poems in the English language of 40 lines or fewer. The poem can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world."
No, till November 30, 2023
Open date:
September 1, 2023
Response time:
Submission fee:
€7 or €30 for 5
Reading blind:
Last run:

Important stuff

1ST PRIZE: €2,000; Featured reading at the Cork International Poetry Festival (with four-night hotel stay and full board); Featured on the Southword Poetry Podcast; Publication in Southword. 2ND PRIZE: €500; Publication in Southword 3RD PRIZE: €250; Publication in Southword TEN RUNNERS-UP: €50; Publication in Southword
"In a social justice initiative, the Munster Literature Centre is offering free entries of two poems each for thirty poets currently residing in a developing country (Africa, Central and South America, South East Asia, the Philippines, in the main) who do not have the financial means to pay the entrance fee."




Max lines: 40