18 August 2019



(Fully Funded)


Munster Lieterature Centre -The John Montague International Poetry Fellowship

The Munster Literature Centre is pleased to  announce an initiative aimed at benefiting poets: The John Montague International Poetry Fellowship.

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The fellowship is made possible through the very generous sponsorship of University College Cork. The fellowship acknowledges the special place of poetry in the cultural history and contemporary practice of Cork City. The Munster Literature Centre hosts the largest annual poetry festival in Ireland.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Poetry

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Twelve weeks approximately.

  • The fellowship requires the poet to reside in Cork for  twelve weeks and find time to work on their own writing.
  • The poetry fellow would arrive in late January and depart late April.
  • The fellow would contribute a public reading and a four-morning poetry masterclass to the Cork International Poetry Festival.
  • During their twelve week stay they would provide  a 5-credit workshop with the creative writing department of University College Cork.
  • Their mentoring duties would consist of devoting two hours each, per week, to two Cork poets over eight weeks (32 hours total).
  • They will  be welcomed into the literary and social life of the city where they will have the opportunity to network with resident established writers. They would present a  farewell public reading at the Boole Library of University College  Cork.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The recipient would be a poet from outside Ireland of international standing.
  • Fellowship applications are invited from poets working in English from outside Ireland.
  • The Poetry Fellow must have at least two full-length collections of poetry published. The successful candidate will be a poet respected by peers and preferably has experience in the coaching or teaching of other writers either through workshops  and/or mentoring, inside or outside a formal academic setting.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The successful fellow would benefit from the prestige of  receiving a highly competitive international literary award which will not only allow the candidate to spend time concentrating on their own work, but also enable them to acquire experience in literary mentoring and the teaching of writing in an academic context.
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be inspired by living in one of Europe’s oldest cities, with a well-developed cultural infrastructure and a thriving literary community.
  • The successful fellow would receive a monthly stipend of €2000, totalling €6,000 and self-catering  accommodation.
  • The costs of economy air travel to and from Cork would also be covered.

How to Apply

First Step: Sign up here.

Second Step: Candidates must supply through Submittable a single Word document consisting of:

  • Literary CV.
  • Letter explaining why they want to work in Cork.
  • Course outline for a four morning poetry masterclass aimed at poets who have already been successfully published in  periodicals. The masterclass is to take place on four consecutive mornings of the Cork International Poetry Festival involving  the same group each day.

The dates for the 2020 festival are March 25th to 28th. Shortisted poets may subsequently need to  supply copies of their books and submit to interview by Skype.

Third Step: Fill the form and upload the document and then submit the form.

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