Deadline 1st December


The Strokestown International Prize 2018 

1st Prize € 2,000 plus  A week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat

2nd Prize € 700

3rd Prize € 500

Reading fees of €300 for 5 shortlisted poets

The 8 shortlisted poems will be printed in the Strokestown Anthology 2018.

Competition closes 1st December 2017

Entry fee: €6.00 per poem.

Judges Moya Cannon and Harry Clifton

Judges Moya Cannon and Harry Clifton 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. 

For full details and how to enter visit the website: