Strokestown International Poetry Festival Competitions 2020

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16 October 2019
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Enter the Strokestown International Poetry Prize and the Percy French Prize for Comic Verse

 

Enter the Strokestown International Poetry Prize and the Percy French Prize for Comic Verse

• The Strokestown International Poetry Prize is for original, unpublished poems up to 70 lines. There are prizes of €2,000, €700 and €500, and seven shortlisted poets will each get €300. The top ten poems will be published in the Strokestown Anthology 2020. The judges are Enda Wyley and John F. Deane. The entry fee is €6 per poem.

• The Percy French Prize for Comic Verse is for light-hearted poems no longer than 70 lines. The winner gets €300 and nine shortlisted entrants each get €100. This year's judge is Margaret Hickey. The entry fee is €6 per poem.

The closing date is 6 December.

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For full details see the website.

 

Good poets think about the significance of every word they use. Read about the effect of a metaphor on your readers.