Tuesday, 31 March 2020
The Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition
The Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition is now open. 1st Prize: €1,000, 2nd Prize: €500, chapbook publication, 25 complimentary copies and a reading and three nights' accommodation at the 2021 Cork International Poetry Festival. https://tinyurl.com/foolforpoetry
1st Prize: €1,000
2nd Prize: €500
Both winners will win a chapbook publication and 25 complimentary copies.
The winning poets are also offered a reading and three nights' accommodation at the Cork International Poetry Festival.
The competition is open to new, emerging and established poets from any country. One of these winners will be the highest scoring manuscript entered by a poet with no solo collection (full-length or chapbook) previously published. Up to 25 other entrants will be publicly listed as "highly commended".
Manuscripts can be between 16 and 24 pages in length, in the English language and the sole work of the entrant with no pastiches, translations or versions. The poems can be in verse or prose.
There is an entrance fee of €25 for each manuscript. Entrants may enter more than one manuscript. Once entered, no alterations can be made to the submission. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify us immediately should your manuscript be accepted elsewhere. The winners will be selected by a panel of renowned poets.
The winning chapbooks will be published by Southword Editions and launched at the Cork International Poetry Festival. It will be offered for sale internationally through our own website, Amazon, and in selected independent book shops.
Deadline: August 31st 2020
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