The winners of the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize have been announced. I am not among them. The names are on the website and their poems appear in the current issue of The Moth, alongside an interview with Paul Muldoon and poems by Rachael Boast and Matthew Welton, among other things.
The competition was judged by Leontia Flynn, winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and a Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.
The three winning poets will be attending a special event at Ballymaloe Cookery School on Saturday 30 March to celebrate.
Details of the next competition will be launched in June 2013.
The closing date for the Moth Short Story Prize is 31 March 2013. The 1st prize is €1,000 and the 2nd prize is a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France. Entry is €8 per story, and there's no word limit. You can download an entry form or enter online.