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2023 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition

Open for submissions

Annemarie Ní Churréain © Enda Rowan

Calling all poets - take the leap! Submissions now open for 2023 red line book festival poetry competition.

The Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition - now in its eleventh year - attracts hundreds of entries from across the island of Ireland annually.

This year, the Red Line Book Festival has invited award winning poet Annemarie Ní Churréain to judge the competition.

The winning poet will win a cash prize of €300, there is also a cash prize of €200 for second place and €100 for third place.

Shortlisted poets will be invited to read their poem as part of the 2023 Red Line Book Festival, which runs this year from October 16th to 22nd 2023.

The closing date for entries is Monday 18th September 2023 and entries will only be accepted by email.

The shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 4th October 2023, with the winner announced during this year's Red Line Book Festival.

The 2023 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition rules can be downloaded here.

The 2023 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition entry form can be downloaded here.

Annemarie Ní Churréain is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017), Town (The Salvage Press, 2018) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021). She is a recipient of the Arts Councils Next Generation Artist Award and a co-recipient of the Markievicz Award. Of her work The Yale Review reports that "she often captures a whole world of cultural and historical implications in a single, simple, but metaphorically rich image". Ní Churréain is guest editor of Poetry Ireland Review Issue 140 and she is the incoming Poetry Editor of The Stinging Fly. Info: