Prize €2,000

Ten shortlisted poets

€2000 Prize and a paid reading (€200) for ten shortlisted poets – that’s what’s on offer at the 2017 Strokestown International Poetry Festival. Judges Maura Dooley (UK) and Paddy Bushe (Ireland) will read and consider all entries for this prestigious prize.  Shortlisted poets will also be published in the forthcoming festival anthology, alongside the work of the judges and other featured readers at the festival.

Strokestown is Ireland’s longest-running poetry festival, and has established a reputation for friendly informality twinned with deep respect for poetry, poets and poetry lovers. Here’s your chance to take part in it. Entries will be accepted from Thursday 1st September 2016, and will be until 2nd December 2016. You may enter as early and as often as you choose for an entry fee of €5.00 per poem. 

Click here for conditions of entry and entry form