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Waterford Poetry Prize

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Kate Dempsey


The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.

This prize has emerged from the influence of the late Waterford writer Seán Dunne whose poetry still continues to inspire.

It is a condition of entry that prize winners will attend the announcement of the winning poems at a Festival event at the Waterford Writers Weekend on the evening of Friday 26th October 2018 in Waterford city. Accommodation will be provided for the prize winners in a 4 star city hotel.  A line limit of 40 lines applies

There is no entry fee. 

No more than one entry should be submitted by any individual.

Deadline 4th August 

First prize is  €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2019 (This prize valued 500 is non transferable and no cash alternative will be awarded in lieu).

Second prize €300                     Third prize €200.

The judge for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2018 is the poet Grace Wells.

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