The Caterpillar launches poetry competition

The Caterpillar launches poetry competition

Irish magazine the Caterpillar is launching a new competition for children’s poetry.
 
The €1,000 (£603) Caterpillar Poetry Prize is open to any adult writer, published or unpublished, of poetry for children aged 7-11. It can be on any subject and there is no line limit.
 
Rebecca O’Connor, publisher of the Caterpillar, said she launched the competition “because there aren’t that many competitions for adults writing poetry for children” and hopes to make it an annual event.
 
The winning poem will bechosen O’Connor and Will Govan, publisher of the sister magazine for adults, the Moth, and will be published in the summer 2015 edition of the Caterpillar.
 
The competition is now open and poets can find details on how to apply online.Submissions close 31st March 2015.
 
Launched in 2013, the Caterpillar is a quarterly children’s magazine of fiction, poetry and artwork for children. Previous contributors include Michael Morpurgo, Chrissie Gittins, Julie O’Callaghan and Frank Cottrell Boyce. It has about 500 subscribers worldwide.