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Archived Announcements

  • Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition now open for entries
    Our annual chapbook competition is now open to new, emerging and established poets from any country. One of these winners will be the highest scoring manuscript entered by a poet with no solo collection (full-length or chapbook) previously published. The other winner may have previously published poetry books. Up to 25 other entrants will be […]
  • Southword Subscriber Competition Results
    Winners of our most recent free-to-enter flash fiction and poetry competitions for current subscribers to Southword will be published in issue 42 of Southword in June 2022. Winners of the Southword Subscribers Poetry Competition 1st place: ‘At the Thermopolium’ by Audrey Molloy 2nd place: ‘Thornley’ by Mark Corcoran 3rd place: ‘Sestina for a Lost Cow’ […]
  • A Gathering of Words: Cruinniú na nÓg
    A creative poetry workshop for 9-12 year olds with poet Niamh O’Connell, hosted by Munster Literature Centre & Nano Nagle Place, Saturday 11 June 2022 (12:00 – 13:30 IST) The aim of the workshop is to engage the children with poetry. Poetry is often believed by children to have strict forms and rhyming schemes. By […]
  • Announcing the winners of the 2021 Fool For Poetry Chapbook competition
    1st Prize: Earth’s Black Chute by Cian Ferriter(Dublin, Ireland) Cian Ferriter lives with his family in Dublin. He has been published in national and international poetry journals including Southword, Crannóg, Cyphers, The Honest Ulsterman, Poetry Wales and the Lonely Crowd. He won the Westival International Poetry Competition 2019, was a runner-up in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2020 and was […]
  • Tina Pisco is the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow for 2021
    Tina Pisco has been appointed the sixth Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow. Pisco has been a professional writer for thirty years, publishing novels, poetry and short story collections, a collection of newspaper columns, as well as comics, screenplays and internet drama scripts. She has taught creative writing all over Ireland and works as an editor […]
  • Basher Bacon performs new poems by Cork School Children for Crinniú na nÓg
    Basher Bacon (with help from Frank the dog) visited the Munster Literature Centre to read ten truly remarkable poems by Cork school children age 8 to 12 years old for Crinniú na nÓg, June 12th.
  • Submissions to Southword open
    Southword: New International Writing is a print literary journal published every spring and autumn by The Munster Literature Centre. Southword has published the likes of Medbh McGuckian, Helen Ivory, Haruki Murakami, James Lasdun, Kim Addonizio, Tess Gallagher, Colm Tóibín and Vona Groarke. Our spring issue is composed of prizewinning and shortlisted entries from our Gregory O’Donoghue and Seán […]
  • Cork Poet Laureate: William Wall
    The Cork Poet Laureateship is an initiative of the Munster Literature Centre, funded by Cork City Council. During a period of historic upheaval the laureateship is conceived as a project where a Cork poet can respond personally to themes and issues of public import affecting Cork City and County. These can be sporting events, current […]