Deadline: December 31
The Moth Poetry Prize, formerly known as the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, is for a single, original poem that has not been published in any form (including being self-published or published online).
The prize is open to all poets, both established and emerging, and there are no restrictions on nationality or citizenship. An entry fee of €15 is payable and multiple entries are accepted. The winner will receive €10,000 (approximately US$11,000), with three runners-up to receive €1,000 each.
The poems will be judged by Claudia Rankine, winner of both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award for her poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric.
The judging takes place anonymously. Rankine will only learn the identities of the shortlisted poets after the selection of the winning poems.
Poems may be any length, any style or on any subject, and there is no line limit.
The winning poems will be published in Spring 2019 edition of The Moth. The Moth is an international quarterly arts and literature magazine based in Ireland, featuring poetry, short fiction and pictures.
Details and an online application form can be found here.
The Moth welcomes unsolicited submissions from writers worldwide – please check our submission guidelines for details.