Ballymaloe Cookery School in association with The Moth Arts & Literary magazine has announced the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize with a first place receiving €5,000! The lucky winner will also receive two nights B&B and dinner for two at Ballymaloe House.
The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. The entry fee is €6 (or €7.50 if you’re paying by money order) per poem.
Set in ten acres of organic market gardens, orchards and greenhouses, which are, in turn, surrounded by a hundred acres of organic farm, Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School is just minutes away from the renowned Ballymaloe Country House and Restaurant, run by the Allen family for over 40 years. A creative haven for lovers of food and fresh produce, this family-run business is the proud sponsor of the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize in association with The Moth.
The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
Simply send your poem(s) along with an entry form (downloadable on The Moth website) or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title(s) of poem(s) attached to: The Moth, The Bog Road Press, Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland. Or call 00 353 (0)49 4362677 for more details.
The entry fee is €6 (or €7.50 if you’re paying by money order) per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like. You can also enter online, using a debit or credit card, at www.themothmagazine.com, where you will find more details about the competition.
The competition will be judged by Leontia Flynn, winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and a Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and named one of twenty ‘Next Generation’ poets by the Poetry Book Society.
Closing date 31 December 2012