Tuesday 8 October 2019


About the Prize

1st Prize
— €2,000
— Residency (one week) at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre
— Hotel accommodation & board at the Cork International Poetry Festival (March 2020)
— Publication in Southword 38

2nd Prize
— €500
— Publication in Southword 38

3rd Prize
— €250
— Publication in Southword 38

Ten runners-up
— €50
— Publication in Southword 38

The competition is open to original, unpublished poems in the English language of 40 lines or fewer. The poem can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, translated work is not in the scope of this competition. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.

Deadline: 30th November, 2019 (midnight). Entries will be accepted from the 1st August.

Cost of entry: €7 per poem or €30 for a batch of five. If you would like to submit more than five poems, please make more than one entry.

As the poem is judged anonymously, the entrant's name must not appear on poem pages / documents.

Submission Guidelines


Send to: godcomp@munsterlit.ie
Subject: GOD entry 2020

The poems for submission with each poem in a seperate Word document. (We cannot accept PDF format.) Please use the title of the poem (or the first few words of the title) as the title of each document. As the competition is judged anonymously, please do not write your name or personal details anywhere on this document as this could lead to disqualification.
A cover letter (separate Word document attached to the same email). The cover letter should include:
- Your name
- Poem title(s)
- Email address
- Phone number
- Postal address
- Image of PayPal receipt or the PayPal transaction ID number
- How your heard about the competition
- A brief bio (optional)
Please ensure that this information is attached as a Word document and not in the body of the email.
Payment of the entry fee can be made through the following payment portal:

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