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- previously unpublished work only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.