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Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2015

For the 18th year the Arts Office of Waterford County Council is pleased to announce details of this award. The late writer who lived until her death in 1996 in...

Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition 2015 (Sorry Chaps!)

The Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition is a women’s short story competition for stories of up to 2,200 words in length on any subject. 1st prize is £2,000, plus two...

The People’s College/Roberts Short Story Competition

The People’s College, Adult Education Association, is a voluntary body with the status of charitable organisation. Set up 1948, to provide workers’ education, it continues to provide general adult education –...

‘The Caring Journey…Who Knows’ Poetry Competition

Family Carers throughout Ireland are being invited to put pen to paper and compose a poem as part of Caring for Carers Ireland’s annual nationwide poetry competition. The organiser says...

Doolin Poetry and Short Story Competition

Budding and established poets and writers are being invited to submit entries to the third annual Doolin Poetry & Short Story Competition 2015. Hotel Doolin, in association with Tramp Press...

TV3 Ireland AM Short Story Competition

Can you write a 500 word short story with a Christmas feel on the theme of ‘The Secret’? This week Ireland AM launched it short story competition in association with...

Fabula Press ‘Nivalis’ Short Story Contest 2015

“Nivalis”, the theme of the 2015 contest, represents the winter season. Like Fabula Press’s previous contest, the interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story...

Hungry Hill Writers Poetry Competition: Poets Meet Politics 2015

The Poets Meet Politics competition 2015 is now open, for poems on political themes (however interpreted). The closing date is 25 January 2015. There will be one prize of €500,...

100 Words, 100 Books – Short Fiction Competition, The Book Show RTE Radio 1

The Book Show on RTE Radio 1 invites short stories for a new competition. – The prize is 100 Books chosen by The Book Show team. – The winners will...

Conville & Walsh Word of Mouth Prize

London Literary Agents Conville & Walsh are passionate about discovering new talent and launching debut authors, as well as nurturing the careers of the writers they represent. They say: “We’re...