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This year's prize is now closed. Many thanks to those who entered. You will be notified by the end of February 2017. The four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth. 
      

ABOUT THE PRIZE

Launched in 2011, The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize has quickly established itself as one of the most sought after prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem.

Every year, a single judge is asked to choose four winning poems, to feature in the spring issue of The Moth. An overall winner is then announced at a special award ceremony in Dublin in the spring.
 
The winner receives €10,000. Each of the other shortlisted entrants receive €1,000.
 
It is with thanks to the support of Ballymaloe Cookery School and Darina Allen that The Moth is able to run this prize and enrich the careers of poets far and wide.

Read about the winner of last year's Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize in the Irish Times and the Huffington Post





 


THE JUDGE

This year’s judge Deborah Landau’s ‘killer wit evokes Dorothy Parker crossed with Sylvia Plath – leaping spark after spark, growing to deadly dark fire,’ according to the Los Angeles Times. Her latest collection The Uses of the Body featured on the ‘Best of 2015’ lists in The New Yorker, Vogue, BuzzFeed and O, The Oprah Magazine. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University.



 


RULES
PREVIOUS WINNERS
PRIZE NEWSLETTER
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HOW TO ENTER

The Prize is open to anyone (over 18), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

The entry fee is €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like.

You can enter online or send your poem(s) along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ with an entry form or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of poem(s) attached to: The Moth, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland. 

Please remember to read the rules of the competition before you enter.

CLOSING DATE 31 DECEMBER 2016
 
The shortlist will be announced in March 2017 and all four poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth.
 
Call 00 353 (0)49 9522995 or email enquiries@themothmagazine.com for more details.