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Writing Opportunities 2023

The Moth Poetry Prize 2023

Closing date: 
31 December 2023
Open to all poets over 16 for an unpublished poem. Entry fee €15 per poem and you can enter as many poems as you like
1st prize €6,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000 and eight commended poets will each receive €250

The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone, as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.The prize is for an unpublished poem, and entrants (over 16) are welcome from anywhere in the world.

The four shortlisted poems will be published in the spring 2023 issue of The Moth and the overall winner will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry IrelandThe website of the Irish National Poetry Organisation, offering a resource centre, introductions and readings from new and emerging poets resident in Ireland. in the spring.

There is an entry fee of €15 per poem and you can enter as many poems as you like.

The overall winner of €6,000 will be announced at a special award ceremony online in the spring of 2024.

This year's judge is Hannah Sullivan, who is an Associate Professor of English at New College, Oxford. Her debut collection, Three Poems, won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2019. Her latest collection, Was It For This, was published by Faber earlier this year.

Closing 31 December 2023.

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