december, 2020

31dec1:00 am1:00 amMoved OnlineThe Moth Poetry PrizeInternational Entry Fee: €15 Max word count: No line limit Top Prize: €6,000

Event Details

The competition is organised by The Moth magazine.

The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone (over 16) as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.

The prize is judged anonymously by a single poet. The judge only learns who the shortlisted poets are following the selection of the winning poems. Past judges include Claudia Rankine, Marie Howe, Deborah Landau, Daljit Nagra, Leontia Flynn and Billy Collins.

The Prize is for a single unpublished poem. 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. You can enter as as many poems as you like (at a cost of 15 € per poem).

Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.

This year’s judge is Nick Laird.

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