Friday, 2 October 2009

Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Competition

An exciting new international poetry competition, in memory of well loved Cork poet Greg O'Donoghue, has just been announced by the Munster Literature Centre. Do these people ever rest? Clearly not, lucky for us.


The Munster Literature Centre is pleased to announce a new international poetry prize for single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre. The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize will have a first prize of €1,000 (on 1 October 2009 approx. US$1400 or UK£900) and publication in Southword Literary Journal. The winner will have the opportunity to travel to Cork, Ireland in February 2010 to receive their winnings and read their poem at the opening of the Cork Spring Literature Festival. The MLC will subvent travel costs for the winner up to €600 and provide hotel accommodation and meals for three days during the festival. There will be a second prize of €500, third prize of €250, and ten runners-up will each have their poems published in Southword and receive Southword's standard fee of €30.

Entry details here.


Jessica Maybury said...

wow! thanks!


Hey, you're welcome! Good luck if you're going to enter! NICE prizes, eh?

Rachel Fenton said...

Very generous for them to shout accommodation etc for the winner. many numbers to navigate in entering things - I wonder if I should just post my work to the moon sometimes - but I'm very tempted. Not sure my poetry is up to scratch though. But big hmnnnn, all the same. Thanks for posting this. You always have your finger on the pulse!

Anti-Laureate said...

Thanks as ever for your support Nuala and good luck to Rachel for entering!

Rachel Fenton said...

I did enter after all :o
I need more practice submitting :)


Pat - my pleasure. I told my writing group about it today. Expect a flood of entries from fabulous Galway poets.

Rachel - best of best of luck, girl!

joannew2409 said...

The prizes are amazing!!!
I just want to get published in the southword journal the money means nothing :)
I really wan to be a writer

If any one wants 2 see some of my writing please go to and look up Joanne


Hi Joanne and welcome
Southword is open to ordinary subs. From now til end March, I do believe. Check out the Munster Lit site. Good luck!