The Fool for Poetry
Chapbook Competition 2015
Some people are fools for love, others are fools for poetry
2014 winners Virginia Astley & Victoria Kennefick
Two winners will each have their manuscript published, receive €500 in cash and fifty complimentary copies of their chapbook.
The competition is open to new, emerging and established poets from any country BUT at least one of the winners will be a debutante (with no chapbook or book published previously). 25 - 50 other entrants will be publicly listed as "highly commended".
Manuscripts must be sixteen to twenty pages in length, in the English language and the sole work of the entrant with no pastiches, translations or 'versions'. The poems can be in verse or prose. Each chapbook is guaranteed a review in Southword Journal.
The winning chapbooks will be published in February 2016 with striking cover designs, ISBNs, barcodes and will be offered for sale internationally through our own website, Amazon, and selected independent book sellers. The winning poets will be considered for the 2016 Cork Spring Poetry Festival programme and have their chapbooks entered for the UK Forward Prize for best poem and anthology. An entrance fee of €25 will be charged for each manuscript. Entrants may enter more than one manuscript. For full details consult www.munsterlit.ie in December. The winners will be selected by a panel chosen by the management board of Southword Editions.
Deadline: 31 May 2015.