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The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 7

A project of The Caterpillar Magazine (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A unique prize for unpublished poems written by adults for children (aged 7–11).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 Irish Times online. "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

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 31 March 2024* (approx. 35 days from now). 2
Audience:
Children, Middle grades.
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
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Jan 2024
Last Audited: 06 Nov 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Oct 2014

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