Majella Kelly is a poet and photographer based in County Galway, Ireland. She is currently enrolled on the MSt in Creative Writing at The University of Oxford.




·   Included in Best New British & Irish Poets 2017 (Judge: Luke Kennard) by Eyewear Publishing

·   Included in Aesthetica’s Creative Writing Anthology 2017

·   Third prize in the Resurgence Poetry Prize judged by Jo Shapcott

·   Two pieces shortlisted for the Doolin Flash Fiction Prize



·   Two Poems Longlisted for Fish Poetry Prize (Judge: Dave Lordan)

·   Six poems longlisted and two poems Shortlisted for Dermot Healy Poetry Prize (Judge: Kevin Barry)

·   Runner-up in Ambit Summer Competition (Judge: Sarah Howe)

·   Second Prize in Dromineer Poetry Competition (Judge: Collette Bryce)

·   Published in Quarryman, The Pickled Body & Cyphers

·   My poem Dragon Pearls is nominated for a Pushcart Prize



·   Third prize in Wild Atlantic Words in Beara, West Cork

·   Highly Commended in iYeats, Sligo

·   Shortlisted for Over The Edge, Galway (Judge: Dave Lordan)

·   Published in Wild Atlantic Words Anthology, Campus: The Poetry School Blog & Crannóg



·   Invited to read at the monthly Over The Edge gathering in the Galway City Library

·   Shortlisted for the Cúirt New Writing Prize (Judge: Martin Dyar)

·   Shortlisted for Fish Poetry Prize (Judge: Ruth Padel)

·   Published in Skylight 47, Communion by Walleah Press, Australia & The Galway Review