The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2

A project of The Caterpillar (see other related projects)

About

A unique prize for unpublished poems written by adults for children (aged 7–11). The prize is open to anyone over 16, and the poem can be on any subject. The winning poem features in the summer issue of The Caterpillar. ‘Winning The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is all shades of wonderful!

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Ireland Established in 2014

Audience

Children, Middle grades.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 31 March 2021 (120.6 days from now). 0
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 150 lines.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2020
Last Checked: 10 Nov 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Nov 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Oct 2014

Before Submitting

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.