The Moth Poetry Prize offers a whopping €6,000 prize, which is one of the biggest out there for a single poem. There are also three runners-up prizes of €1,000 and eight prizes of €250 for commended poems. The shortlisted poems will be published in The Moth magazine.
The competition is open to poems that have never been published, self-published, published online or broadcast. Unlike many poetry competitions, there is no line limit, and poems can be about any subject you like.
The judge for the competition is T. S. Eliot Prize-winning poet, Hannah Sullivan. She gained her PhD in English from Harvard, and taught as an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. She is an Associate Professor of English at New College, Oxford. Her latest collection, Was It For This, was published by Faber earlier this year. And her poems are brilliant!
There’s no specific time given for the close of entries on 31 December 2023, so don’t leave it until the last minute. The cost to enter is €15 per poem and you need to make the payment through PayPal.