Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2011

The inaugural Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2011 in association with The Moth Magazine.
First prize: €2,000, Second prize: €1,000, Third prize: €500

The three winners will be invited to read at a special award ceremony at Ballymaloe House in Co. Cork, Ireland, in March 2012, and their poems will feature in the spring issue of The Moth.

Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School, a creative haven for lovers of food and fresh produce in Co. Cork, is the proud sponsor of this Prize, launched in association with The Moth and open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

Please read the RULES before sending your poem(s) (you can enter as many poems as you like) along with an ENTRY FORM to: The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Moth, The Bog Road Press, Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland.

You can also ENTER ONLINE.

The entry fee is €6 (or €7.50 if you’re paying by money or postal order)

The prize will be judged by Matthew Sweeney, whose last collection, Black Moon, was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and The Irish Times/Poetry Now Award. His selected works, The Night Post, was published in 2010.

Closing date 31 December 2011.

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