Ends on September 29, 2018

$10.00 USD

The 2018 Shirley McClure Poetry Contest judges tba. The winner will receive a $600 cash prize. 

Deadline September 30, 2018.

  • applicants must be over 18 years of age
  • all submissions must be in English
  • submissions must be no more than 50 lines
  • author's name cannot appear on manuscript (ms with author name included will be disqualified.)
  • international submissions allowed
  • previously unpublished work only
  • $10 reading fee per poem

Winners will be notified directly in advance of the Irish Arts & Writers Festival, October 12th, 2018, and names announced at the opening reception. The winning work will be published on irishartsfestival.com after that date. Prize expires after 9 months, if unclaimed.

Non-winning or non-shortlisted applicants will not receive individual notifications.