This competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast poems in the English language of 40 lines or fewer.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. Translated work is not in the scope of this competition. Once entered, no alterations can be made to the submission. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.
1st Prize: €2,000, featured reading at the Cork International Poetry Festival (March 2021), and publication in Southword.
2nd Prize: €500 and publication in Southword.
3rd Prize: €250 and publication in Southword.
Ten runners-up: €50 and publication in Southword.
Judge: Peter Sirr