Archive for the ‘Competitions & Events’ Category

Buzzwords Poetry Competition

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Buzzwords Poetry Competition is open until August 26, 2017 (midnight).

Prizes: £600, £300. 5 x commended – £50 each.

Entry Fee: £4.35 for one, £8.70 for two, £11 for three.

More here.

Winter Tangerine Contest

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Winter Tangerine are accepting entries of unpublished poetry and prose from writers who have not yet published a novel or collection of any type.

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Free to enter.

All award winners and finalists will be published in Winter Tangerine. The winners will receive a cheque for $250. All finalists will receive $20.

More here.

John McGahern Award

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The John McGahern Award is open until July 31, 2017 (5pm).

The recipient of the Award will receive a two-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and a stipend of €500.

More here.

Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize 2017

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize 2017 is open until September 15, 2017.

First Prize is $1000 and publication in Mascara Literary Review. Highly Commended $200.

Theme: World-Changing Words

Entry Fee: $15

More here.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2017

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2017 is open until July 28, 2017.

It’s for a first unpublished collection of poems. Open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland.

The winner will receive €1,000.

Entry Fee: €25

More here.

Creative Writing Ink June 2017 Competition Winner

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Many thanks to everyone who entered our free to enter June writing competition and congratulations to m.nicole.r.wildhood, the winner.

You can read the winning entry here.

Bray Literary Festival 2017 Poetry and Flash Fiction Competition

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The Bray Literary Festival 2017 Poetry and Flash Fiction Competition is open until August 31, 2017 (5pm).

Judges: Breda Wall Ryan and Catherine Dunne

The prizes in each category are €200 to the winner and €50 to the runner-up.

Entry Fee: €5 for one entry, €10 for three entries.

More here.

Dermot Healy International Poetry Award

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Dermot Healy International Poetry Award is open until July 31, 2017 (midnight).

First prize is €1,000 and a trophy. Vona Groarke will judge the competition entries.

Entry Fee: €5 per poem

More here.

The Moth Poetry Prize

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The Moth Poetry Prize is now open until December 31, 2017.

First prize is €10,000. 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000 each. Judged by Daljit Nagra.

Entry Fee: €12 per poem

More here.

The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize is open until September 30, 2017.

The prize is for a story written by an adult for children (aged 7–11).

Prizes: €500 plus a 2-week stay at The Moth Retreat, €300, €200.

More here.

Creative Writing Ink Free to Enter Monthly Competitions

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

For more details on the Creative Writing Ink free to enter competitions, go here.

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest is open until September 30, 2017.

The Tom Howard Prize is for a poem in any style or genre and the Margaret Reid Prize is for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style.

Prizes: $1,500 to the winner of each prize.

Entry Fee: $12

More here.

2017 To Hull And Back Competition

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The 2017 To Hull And Back Competition is open until July 31, 2017.

Stories must contain some element of humour.

Prizes: £1,000, £200, £100. 3 x Highly Commended: £50. 14 x Shortlisted: £25. All winners and shortlisted entries will be published in the To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology.

Entry Fees: £9 for 1 story, £15 for 2 stories, £18 for 3 stories.

More here.

Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition is open until August 11th, 2017. Free to enter.

Judge: Mary O’Donnell. The competition is open to anyone living on the island of Ireland. No theme.

Prizes: €300, €200, €100

More here.

Metro Éireann, Kenan Institute of Ethics Writing Competition

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

The Metro Éireann, Kenan Institute of Ethics third annual intercultural writing competition is now open until July 30, 2017 (midnight).

Open to writers between the ages of 14 and 21.

Over €3,000 to be won in prizes.

More here.

Glebe House Poetry Competition

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Glebe House Poetry Competition is open until September 1, 2017.

Prizes: £200, £100, £50

Entry Fee: £10 for the first poem and £5 for each subsequent poem. Theme: Trust

More here.

Words by Water Competitions

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The Words By Water Short Story Award and Words by Water Poetry Award are now open until August 31, 2017.

The prize for the Short Story Award is €250 and €150 for the Poetry Award. The prize also includes publication in the Evening Echo. Sarah Moore Fitzgerald will judge the short story entries and Niall MacMonagle will judge the poetry entries.

Entry Fee: €12 per entry for short stories, €6 for poetry.

More here.

Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2017

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2017 is now open until August 11, 2017.

Free to enter, maximum 3 limerick entries per participant.

First prize is €500

More here.

Hanna Greally Literary Awards 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

The Hanna Greally Literary Awards 2017 are open until September 1, 2017.

They accept poetry of not more than 100 lines and short story/prose, max 2000 words. Competition Theme: Beneath Western Skies.

The Overall Prize winner will receive a publishing package from The Manuscript Publisher, valued at €2000. First Prize is €700 cash.

Entry Fee: €10 for up to three entries.

More here.

Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize 2017

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize 2017 is now open until July 31, 2017, to writers around the world.

First Prize is €2,000, publication in Southword, and a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat. Second Prize is €500 and publication. Four more shortlisted entries will be selected for publication and receive a publication fee of €120.

Entry Fee: €15

More here.