Galway hospital's poetry competition

THE GALWAY University Hospitals Arts Trust is seeking entries again for annual poetry competition. Poems entered should be no more than 30 lines long and entries are being accepted up to Friday March 11.

Poems must be the original work of the entrant and must not have been already published in magazines or poetry collections. Multiple entries are accepted. The fee for entering one poem is €10. Two or more poems is €7.50 per poem, ie, to enter two poems costs €15. Payment should be made by cheque or postal order payable to Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust.

Entries should be sent by post to Margaret Flannery, Arts Director, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, Galway University Hospitals, Newcastle Road, Galway. Do not put your name on the poems. Include contact details on a separate sheet.

The winner will have his/her poem published and displayed on the Arts Corridor of UHG as part of the 2016 Poems For Patience; will be invited to read his/her winning poem at the launch of the 2016 Poems For Patience at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in April; be given a copy of his/her poem printed as a Poem for Patience poster; and asked to submit six poems for consideration to be a Featured Reader at the Over The Edge: Open Reading series in Galway City Library.

Entries will be judged by the acclaimed Galway poet Kevin Higgins, who is also the Writer-in-Residence with the GUH Arts Trust.

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