The Over of the Edge New Writer of The Year competition is now open.
It’s open to poets and fiction writers around the world. You must be over 16 by September 1st and not have a book published or accepted for publication in the genre in which you enter. Chapbooks/ pamphlets are the exception.
Eleanor Hooker will judge the competition entries.
Prizes: Best fiction entry is €300 and best poetry entry is €300. One of these will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional €400 and the title Over The Edge New Writer of The Year 2014. This person will be a featured reader at the Over The Edge: Open Readings in Galway which will take place in the winter of 2014/2015.
Salmon Poetry will also read, without commitment to publish, a manuscript submitted to them by the winner in the poetry category. Doire Press will read, without commitment to publish, a manuscript of short stories submitted to them by the fiction category winner.
The overall winner will also receive a hamper of books from Kenny’s Bookshop. And the winner in the poetry category will have one of the poems from her or his winning entry published in the January 2015 issue of Skylight47 magazine.
Send fiction of up to 3,000 words, three poems of up to 40 lines, or one poem of up to one hundred lines. Any of the aforementioned is one entry.
The fee for one entry is €10. The fee for multiple entries is €7.50 per entry.
Further details here.