Creative Cork Intercultural City Voices

is seeking Poems and Prose about living in Cork City

in Multiple Languages
a Cork City Libraries initiative in association with Ó Bhéal

Submissions open from 2nd July to 15th October 2018

Cork City Libraries and Ó Bhéal are calling for poems and short prose (fiction or non-fiction) about your experiences of Cork city, in multiple languages, from writers living in Cork who are not originally from Ireland.

For writers whose first language is not English, we are asking you to submit your work in both languages, to be published alongside one another. The original work can be written in English or your own language. Help will be made available for translations.


Editing help with your English language writing will be available from Paul Casey of Ó Bhéal (via email). For help for your non-English version, you can contact Patricia Looney at
We will do our very best to source you the appropriate help.

The published collection will be launched at Cork City Hall on Thursday 22nd of November 2018, as part of the 6th Winter Warmer poetry festival. All contributors will be invited to read their work at the launch.


Submit a maximum of six poems, or prose no longer than 2,000 words.

email your submissions to:

Submissions are being accepted from Monday 2nd of July.

Final Deadline for submitting finished work is Monday 15th of October.

Plus Free Workshops!

Free prose workshops with Catherine Ryan Howard are being offered at the City Library, Grand Parade on Saturdays July 21st & 28th and August 11th & 18th, all from 3.30pm-5pm.

Booking is essential for these workshops: Phone Patricia at 021 492 4900 or email: