The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast poems in the English language of 40 lines or fewer.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, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Translated work is not in the scope of this competition.
Entry fee: 7 Euro
Word Limit: 40 lines
Prizes: 1st prize – €2000 and a featured reading at the 2023 Cork International Poetry Festival; 2nd prize – €500; 3rd prize – €250; ten runners-up – €50. All winners and runners up are published in Southword 44.
Open for entries: 1 September – 30 November (midnight)