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  • Southword 43 Launch, 2nd February in Waterstones Cork

    Southword 43 Launch, 2nd February in Waterstones Cork

    The launch of Southword 43 will take place in Waterstones, Cork at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday 2nd February with poetry and short story readings from issue 42 and 43 of Southword. We hope you’ll join us!

  • Southword Open for Poetry, Fiction and Essay Submissions

    Southword Open for Poetry, Fiction and Essay Submissions

    Poetry submissions are open until 28th February. Southword pays contributors €40 per poem. We welcome submissions of up to four poems per submission period.  *NOTE: We have now closed poetry submissions for Southword early as we have already filled out quota of fabulous poems which we’re able to take for our 2022 issues – we […]

  • Episode 10 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 10 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 10 with Paul Muldoon is now available anywhere you get podcasts. Paul Muldoon is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and the most recent, Howdie-Skelp (2021). His other awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 2003 Griffin Prize, the 2015 […]

  • Bookshop closed 21 December – 9 January

    Bookshop closed 21 December – 9 January

    Book orders received between 21st December and 9th January won’t be processed until after 9th January as the Munster Literature Centre will be closed for Christmas. Orders received after the 16th of December can’t be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.

  • Southword Open for Poetry Submissions

    Southword Open for Poetry Submissions

    Unsolicited submissions of poetry (for our autumn 2023 issue) are open now until 28th February 2023. Southword pays contributors €40 per poem. We welcome submissions of up to four poems per submission period. Further guidelines are available at our submission manager. We are also holding the Southword Literary Essay Competition until 28th February 2023, which must be […]

  • Alexander MacLeod will be the 2023 O’Connor Short Story Fellow

    Alexander MacLeod will be the 2023 O’Connor Short Story Fellow

    The Canadian author Alexander MacLeod will be taking up the appointment of Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow in October 2023. Visit our fellowship page for more information about this fellowship. Alexander MacLeod’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail. His first collection of short stories, Light Lifting, was […]

  • Southword Literary Essay Competition

    Southword Literary Essay Competition

    Judge: Patrick Cotter 1st Prize:€1,000 8 Runners-Up:€500 All nine essays will be published over the course of 18 months (next three issues of Southword) The competition is open to original, unpublished, personal essays between 2500 ‒ 5000 words. We’re looking for personal, confessional essays which border on memoir ‒ gripping essays full of memories and feelings. […]

  • Episode 9 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 9 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 9 with Ishion Hutchinson is now available anywhere you get podcasts. Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections: Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, the Whiting […]

  • Fees-free Poetry Workshop

    Fees-free Poetry Workshop

    For Irish poets who have not had the privilege to study Creative Writing at Third Level The Munster Literature Centre is offering a poetry workshop series for Irish poets who have not had the privilege to study Creative Writing at third level. On offer is a series of six, weekly, 90 minute, Zoom-delivered, workshops beginning […]

  • Episode 8 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 8 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 8 with Susannah Dickey is now available anywhere you get podcasts. Susannah Dickey grew up in Derry and now lives in London. She is the author of four poetry pamphlets, I had some very slight concerns (2017), genuine human values (2018), bloodthirsty for marriage (2020), and Oh! (2022). In 2019 she won the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, and in 2021 she was […]