Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Ó Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition #seanocarolan #writing #poetry #poetrycompetitions #poetrycontests


Ó Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition

(closing date 27th January 2015)

Prize: 500 €  plus Reading

Entry fee: 5 €

Each week on Tuesday at midday (GMT), as of the 14th of April 2014, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal competition page at www.obheal.ie. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that must include all five words for that week. At noon the following Tuesday, these words are no longer eligible, and replaced with five new words. The competition will run for a total of forty-one weeks, until the last week of January 2015.

A single prize of 500 euro will be awarded to one winner, and if available, then invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s seventh anniversary event, on Monday 13th of April 2015 (an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this). A shortlist of twelve poems including the overall winner will be announced during the first week of March, 2014.The shortlisted poems and winning entry will also be published in Five Words Vol VIII – the next annual anthology of five word poems, launched at the same event.

Judges for this year's competition are Jennifer Matthews and Billy Ramsell.

Click here to enter and for submission guidelines>>>>

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