The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition


Saturday, 16 May 2020

Submissions open:
31 August 2020

Submissions close:
30 November 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The competition is organised by the Munster Literature Centre.

The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition was first held in 2010. It is an poetry prize for a single poem, open to writers from around the world from August to November annually. Sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre, the prize is named in honour of the late Irish poet long associated with the Centre.

The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast poems in the English language of 40 lines or fewer. The poem can be on any subject, in any style.

Entry fees
€7 per poem or €30 for a batch of five.

• 1st Prize: €2000, a week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, publication in Southword 
• 2nd Prize: €500 & publication in Southword
• 3rd Prize: €250 & publication in Southword 
• Ten runners-up: €50 and publication in Southword

Competition website
For further information visit https://munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html