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Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

thu30novAll DayGregory O’Donoghue International Poetry CompetitionCategoryPoetryInternationalEntry Fee€7 Max word count40 lines Top Prize€2,000

Event Details

The competition is organized by the Munster Literature Centre based in Cork city, Ireland.  The competition is open to anyone.

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition was first held in 2010. It is a poetry prize for a single poem, open to writers from around the world from September 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The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast poems in the English language of 40 lines or fewer.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.

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All Day (Thursday)



Entry Fee


Max word count

40 lines

Top Prize


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