Competition: Bray Literary Festival Poetry and Flash Fiction Competition
Competition deadline: 31st August 2018
€500 in PRIZES
Prizes in each category:
Bray Literary Festival 2017 are delighted to announce that this year’s judges for the Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions are:
Poetry: Breda Wall Ryan, author of the award winning In a Hare’s Eye (Doire Press)
Flash Fiction: David Butler, author of the novels The Judas Kiss and City of Dis (New Island) and a short-story collection No Greater Love (Ward Wood)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- The competition is open to authors of any nationality writing in English.
- The word limit is 500 for flash fiction, 40 lines for poems.
- Work submitted should not have been previously published nor have won a prize in another competition.
- Entry is by post only. Entries must be typed, on A4 paper, single sided only. Please send entries, accompanied by a cheque and cover sheet, to Bray Literary Festival Competitions, 9 Martello Manor, Bray, Co Wicklow, A98 T389.
- There is no entry form. Please complete a separate cover sheet including all your contact details and titles of entries. Do not write your name or provide any other form of identification on the entries.
- Please do not enter more than one poem or flash fiction on a single page.
- Entry fees are €5 for a single entry, €10 for three entries. These may be to either category, ie, categories can be mixed. All cheques must be in euros, payable to Bray Literary Festival.
- Work will only be accepted if accompanied by a cover sheet and fee. If you require acknowledgement of receipt, please include a stamped addressed postcard.
- Entries must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday August 31st 2018. We regret that we cannot accept entries received after this date.
- Manuscripts cannot be altered after submission.
- The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence or discussion concerning the judges’ decision will be entered into.
- The copyright will remain with the winning authors. Acceptance of a prize will indicate the author’s agreement to their work being published on the Bray Literary Festival website.
- Winners and runners-up in each category will be invited to read at the prize-giving event in the Town Hall, Bray, on Culture Night, Friday Sept 21st.
- Shortlisted authors will be notified by email and will be invited to the prize-giving event.
- A shortlist will be published on the Bray Literary Festival website in early September 2018.
- Manuscripts will not be returned. The entry fee is non-refundable.
For full details of Bray Literary Festival, running Friday Sept 28th to Sunday 30th, see: