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Writing Opportunities 2022

The Moth Poetry Prize 2022

Closing date: 
31 December 2022
Open to all poets over 16 for an unpublished poem. Entry fee €15 per poem
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The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone, as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.The prize is for an unpublished poem, and entrants (over 16) are welcome from anywhere in the world.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.

The shortlist will be announced in March 2023 and the four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring 2023 issue of The Moth. The overall winner of €6,000 will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in Dublin in the spring of 2023.

This year's judge is Louise Gluck, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature

Closing 31 December 2022.

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