poetry competition: Munster Literature Center
- 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 (approx. $1253.92 USD/ £806.80 GBP @ xe.com on 11th June 2012) and publication in Southword Literary Journal. The MLC will subvent travel costs for the winner up to 600 and provide hotel accommodation and meals for three days during the Cork Spring Poetry 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.
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The winners will be notified in late January. Due to the large volume of entries, the judge will not be able to notify the authors of non-winning poems or give individual feedback. A shortlist will be posted on our website in late January and the winners will be announced during the Cork Spring Poetry Festival.