Sunday, 13 April 2008

Calling Emerging Poets!

Here's a great competition for new poets from the ultra hard-working and innovative people at the Munster Literature Centre:

Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition 2008
Prize of US$1000 and publication of chapbook by Southword Editions.
Winner will receive ten author copies.
The winner will be invited to Cork, Ireland for the book launch in February 2009

Entries should be:
3 Copies of 15 page manuscript consisting of either a selection of poems or one long poem of any subject or theme from a poet of any nationality writing in English.
Poems may have been published previously in periodicals or anthologies but not in solo chapbooks or collections.
Entry fee is US$20 or 15 euros.
First 500 entrants will receive by return a free copy of Never Trust Where A Cat Sits by Irene A. Mosvold of Louisville, Kentucky, winner of the inaugural Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition.
Send by October 31st to:

Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition,
The Munster Literature Centre,
Frank O’Connor House,
84 Douglas Street,


Emerging Writer said...

I didn't see anything about submissions for southword until now. Deadline was the end of March. Any idea if that is hard and fast or if I put something in the post tommorrow might it sneak in?
(I've had a mixed week so far, be nice...)

Women Rule Writer said...

Sorry, the issue is done and dusted at this stage. The next issue will just contain my winners and runners-up for the Seán O Faoláin award which has a closing date of the end of July. See
I've had a week of rejections: 3 today already. Argghh!
But, I'm off to Cúirt tomorrow so that's keeping me going.
How did the Hennessy's go, or is that part of the mixed week? (I saw your post re the PJ's too).
Chin up; it can pnly get better. We soldier on and all that...