The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the most prestigious – and lucrative – awards in the world for a single unpublished poem. Since its inception in 2011 it has been judged by such celebrated poets as Claudia Rankine, Billy Collins and Nobel Laureate Louise Glück. Winners of the prize have included Natalya Anderson, Abigail Parry and Ann Gray, whose poem was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2015. The four shortlisted poems are published in the Irish Times online.
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Country of Publication & Year Established
Ireland||Established in 2011
Publication Medium & Contest Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||Awarded 1 x per year.
Poetry Open Fee-based
Open to poetry submissions through 31 December 2023* (approx. 26 days from now). 7
- Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities.
- Poetry Forms:
- Open to all/most Forms.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Poem Poem||Unlimited number of 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).|
| OK|| OK|| No|| Unknown|| OK||Text format submissions |
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