Archive for the ‘Competitions & Events’ Category

7th Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

The 7th Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition is now open.

At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April 2019 to the end of January 2020, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal Five Words site. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week.

Entry Fee: €5

The winner will receive €500 and will be invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s anniversary event in April (an additional travel fee of €100 plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this).

More here.

Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

The Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition is open until June 30, 2019.

Prizes: €1000, €500. The winners will also win a chapbook publication, 25 complimentary copies, and will be offered a reading and three nights’ accommodation at the 2020 Cork International Poetry Festival.

Entry fee: €25

Manuscripts can be between 16-24 pages, in English and the sole work of the entrant with no pastiches, translations or versions. The poems can be in verse or prose.

The panel of judges include: Mary Noonan, Thomas McCarthy, Maya Catherine Popa, James Harpur and Leanne O’Sullivan.

More here.

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

Monday, April 15th, 2019

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is open until June 5, 2019. Free to enter. Submit one entry.

First prize is £16,000. Judges’ Award is £8,000. Original New Voice Award is £8,000. International Award is £8,000.

More here.

CWI March 2019 Competition Results

Monday, April 1st, 2019

March 2019 Competition Results

Winner: Charles Leggett. Read the winning entry here.

Shortlist: Helen Larder, Hazel Wynn, Bibi Kington Brady, Thomas Polo, Polly Margesson

Creative Writing Ink February Competition Results

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Many thanks for entering our February competition! And the results are:

Winner: Kathryn Ratzko. Read the winning entry here.

Shortlist: Mari Maxwell, Fabiyas MV, Helen Winter, Elinor Clark, Anna McLellan, Jim Rowlands, Kerry Greene.

RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

The RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition is open until May 10, 2019.

Open to people aged 18 and over living in Ireland. One entry per person. Submit stories of 1,800-2,000 words. Entries should be written in the knowledge that each of the shortlisted stories will be read on air.

Prizes: €3,000, €2,000, €1,000. Shortlisted entrants will receive €250 each. The winners and shortlisted entries will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1.

Judges: Liz Nugent, Sinead Crowley, and Declan Meade

More here.

Creative Writing NZ Monthly Competition

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Creative Writing NZ Monthly Competition is free to enter.

Ongoing monthly competition. Open to all writers aged 18 or over.

Submit a story of up to 3,000 words, any theme. Your story should be previously unpublished and must not have won a prize in any other writing competition.

The winner will receive NZ$30 and optional publication on the Creative Writing NZ website.

More here.

The Writing Quarter Competition

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

The Writing Quarter Competition is an ongoing free to enter monthly competition.

Submit short stories of up to 3,000 words. Prize: AUD$30.The winning author will also be given the option to publish their story on the website.

Open to all writers aged 18 or over regardless of their nationality or country of residence.

More here.

The Writing District Competition

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Writing District competition is a free to enter short story writing competition.

Prize: $50 and online publication.

Ongoing monthly competition.

More info here.

Note that The Writing District is our sister site.

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

The Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest is open until April 30, 2019.

Judges: Dennis Norris II and Lauren Singer Ledoux.

Submit essays or short stories of up to 6,000 words. The winning story and winning essay will each receive $2,000 and a one-year gift certificate from Duotrope. The 12 best entries will be published on their website.

Fee: $20 per entry.

More here.

Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2019

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

The Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2019 is open until March 15, 2019.

Theme: Land is Life. Free to enter.

Judging panel: poet Geraldine Mitchell, Aidan Clifford and Trócaire’s Patricia Groves.

The winning poems will be published in booklet form and presented to the winners at the awards ceremony. The winners and runners up will be invited to read at the awards event at the National Library of Ireland. The winning poems will be considered for publication in Poetry Ireland Review.

More here.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open until August 31, 2019.

There are two categories: poetry and short fiction.

Entry Fee: Short Fiction: £18 | Poetry: £12.

The poetry and short fiction winners will each receive £1,000. The prize also includes: publication in an anthology, copies of the anthology, a selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books, a one year print subscription to Granta, membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner), and consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)

More here.

January 2019 CWI Competition Results

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

January 2019 Competition Results

Winner: Fabiyas MV

Shortlist: Michelle Marsiglia, Sam McPherson, Carol Harte, Caroline Cooper Charles, Ben Sears, Sharon Laslett, Glyn Carter.

Many thanks to everyone who entered!

27th National Student Poetry Competition 2019

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The 27th National Student Poetry Competition 2019 is open until March 15, 2019.

It’s free to enter.

Judges: Heather Brett & Noel Monahan. First prize is €100 in each category.

For further details, visit their site.

Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award is open until April 30, 2019.

Submit stories of up to 250 words.

First prize is a trophy and £500, and free membership to The Scottish Arts Club.

The chief judge is Sandra Ireland.

Entry Fee: £5 per story

More here.

National Youth Film & Animation School Competition

Monday, February 18th, 2019

The National Youth Film & Animation School Competition is aimed at 16-25 year olds.

Deadline: March 31, 2019. Submit a synopsis and a script of no more than 5 pages in length, limited to 3 main characters and set in provincial Ireland.

Selected candidates will be mentored with a series of scriptwriting workshops to help them craft their scripts for the big screen. The winners will receive €100 and their scripts will be produced as part of the National Youth Film & Animation School which will take place in August.

More here.

 

Maria Edgeworth Poetry and Short Story Competition

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

The Maria Edgeworth Poetry and Short Story Competition is open until March 8, 2019.

Submit up to five poems or a short story.

Prizes: €250, €100, €50

Entry Fee: €5

More here.

Neil Gunn Writing Competition

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The Neil Gunn Writing Competition is open until March 8, 2019.

Submit poetry of up to 40 lines or short stories of up to 2,500 words.

The prizes in each adult category are: £500, £300, £200. The winners will be published on the website.

Entry Fee : £8

More here.

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2019

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2019 is open until March 16, 2019.

First prize is €200 and the runner-up prize is €50.

Entry Fees: €3.50 for one poem, €5.50 for 3 poems.

Competition Judge: John W. Sexton. Poems, can be in either Irish or English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style.

More here.

Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019 is open until April 22, 2019.

The competition comes from Hungry Hill Writing. Christy Ducker will judge this year’s entries.

Prizes: €500, €250, €100

Entry Fee: €12 (up to 3 poems).

Submit poems on any theme related to politics.

More here.