Deadline: 31 December 2020
Open to: anyone (over 16)
Benefits: the overall winner of EUR 6,000 will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in Dublin in the spring of 2021
The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone, as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.
This year we are changing the format slightly, so that a further eight poets will receive monetary awards.
The winner of The Moth Poetry Prize 2019 was the Australian poet Damen O’Brien. You can read more about Damen and his poem ‘The Nave’ in the Irish Times. All four shortlisted poems appeared in the spring 2020 issue of The Moth.
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
There is a no line limit, and the poems can be on any subject.
The overall winner of EUR 6,000 will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in Dublin in the spring of 2021.
How to Apply?
The entry fee is EUR 15 per poem. You can enter online or send your poem(s) along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ with an entry form or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of your poem(s) attached to: The Moth, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland H14 K768.
For more information, please visit the official web page.