Entries are now being accepted for one of the world’s richest poetry prizes, The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize. The winner of the 2013 prize will receive €10,000 (approximately US$13,000), up from the €5,000 first prize offered in 2012. The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize is for a single, original poem that has not been published in any form (including being self-published or published online). The prize is open to all poets, both established and emerging, and there are no restrictions on nationality or citizenship.
In addition to the €10,000 first prize, significant prizes of €2,000 and €1,000 will be awarded for the second and third placed poems.All entries must be accompanied by a €9 entry fee, together with a completed entry form. Entries will be judged by Marie Howe. Howe is the Poet Laureate of New York State. Her most recent collection, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize is managed by Irish quarterly arts & literature magazine The Moth. The Moth publishes poetry, short fiction and pictures, with each issue also featuring two interviews with writers or artists from Ireland or living in Ireland. The Moth happily accepts unsolicited submissions – please check the submission guidelines for further details. Entries for the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2013 close on 31 December. The winning poems will be published in the March edition of The Moth. Visit The Moth website for full entry conditions.