Competition: The Moth Poetry Prize 2017
Submissions Deadline: 31st December 2017
ABOUT THE PRIZE
Since its inception in 2011, the prize has been judged by such celebrated poets as Deborah Landau, Matthew Sweeney and Billy Collins.
Winners of the prize have included Lee Sharkey, Abigail Parry and Ann Gray, whose poem was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2015.
The Moth Poetry Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.
Closing date for receipt of entries is 31 December 2017.
The name of the author must not appear on the same page as the poem.
It’s not a requirement, but we strongly advise you to purchase a copy of The Moth.
You can write on any subject and there is no line limit.
Entries must be in English, typed, with each entry on a new sheet.
Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy.
No corrections can be made after receipt, or fees refunded.
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16).
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.
You can enter as as many poems as you like (at a cost of €12 per poem).
Entry fee is €12 per poem
Online payment should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’, with the sender’s name and address on the back.
We can only accept postal orders from Ireland.
Postal entries can also be paid in cash (either in US dollars, Sterling or Euros at the current exchange rate).
Receipt of entry
Enclose a stamped addressed postcard marked ‘ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’ if you require acknowledgement of receipt of your postal entry (include international reply coupon if entering from overseas).
Online entries are confirmed by the email receipt of your payment to PayPal.
Print entry form available here, fill in and then post with fee and entry to:
Enter online here.