Anthology Poetry Award

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Anthology Poetry Award 2021

Entries are now invited for the Anthology Poetry Award. Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. Poems submitted must be on the theme of ‘Freedom’ and should not exceed 40 lines. There is no limit to entries per person.

It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.

The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology.

The winner will also receive:

  • A one year subscription to Anthology magazine

Submission Deadline & Entry Fees: 
Early Bird: 31 July 2021 – €10 per poem
Deadline: 31 October 2021 – €15 per poem

Terms and Conditions

  • To enter, submit an original, unpublished poem, written in English on the subject of ‘Freedom’ with a maximum of 40 lines.
  • Entry fee: €10 per poem if entered by midnight on 31 July 2021, or €15 per poem if entered by midnight on 31 October 2021. 
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
  • There is no age limit.
  • The closing date for receipt of entries is 31 October 2021 at midnight. 
  • Once selected, the winner will be contacted by email or telephone.
  • Copyright remains with the author but Anthology reserves the right to be the first to publish or arrange a broadcast of selected works. The right to use the poems to further publicise this award is also retained.
  • Submission of a written piece implies the author’s acceptance of the terms and conditions.
  • Anthology reserves the right to change the prizes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Congratulations to the WINNER of the Anthology Poetry Award 2020

1st Prize

Sighle Meehan (Ireland) for Her Dul Abhaile Jar

Highly Commended

The judge would also like to highlight the work of the following three poets:

Anne Casey (Australia) for Season of Brigid

Dean Gessie (Canada) for normative expectations

Mary K O’Melveny (USA) for Perturbances

We wish to thank all those who entered the Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize . We would also like to thank our hardworking independent judge, Dr. Rachael Hegarty, who carefully read and assessed each entry to select the shortlist, highly commended poets and overall winner.


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