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Doolin Writers’ Competition 2018

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Article by writingie © 29 September 2017 Writing.ie .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Writing Competitions ).

Competition Closing Date: 1st December 2107

Hotel Doolin is delighted to announce Doolin Writers’ Competition 2018 with a prize fund of €2500. Entries are now being accepted for Short Stories, Poetry and Flash Fiction and the closing date is December 01st 2017. This year Doireann Ní Ghríofa will judge the poetry competition, Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen from Tramp Press will judge the Short Story and the Flash Fiction Category.

Meanwhile Hotel Doolin has confirmed the weekend of the 2nd-4th February for the 6th Annual Doolin Writers’ Weekend, County Clare will again play host to some of the country’s leading writers.

‘It’s a great opportunity for aspiring writers as well as literary fans and established authors to get together and mix, as Anne Enright, Irelands Laureate of fiction says, “there is no VIP room in Irish Literature,” and this is true also for the Doolin Writers’ Weekend, one of the key aspects of the festival for us is that it has the feel of a community with people joining  us here every year and just picking up where things left off, audiences and artists feeling at one and enjoying the communal spirit of the weekend.’ Donal Minihane- Event Organiser- Hotel Doolin General Manager

‘Doolin has long been associated with the arts, providing inspiration for musicians, painters & writers. Many of the greats spent time in Doolin, including JM Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Augustus John & Oliver St. Gogarty. Post-crash Ireland is on the cusp of a new literary boom and we look forward to welcoming a new wave of bold and original writers to Doolin.’

Terms and Conditions

Entry implies acceptance of all rules; failure to comply with all rules results in disqualification.
Submissions accepted from poets/writers of any nationality, from any country.
Entrants must be aged over 18 years.
No poet/writer may win more than one prize.
The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
8 Shortlisted names in each category will be announced on Doolin Writers’ Facebook page at no less than 1 week prior to Doolin Writers’ Weekend. Shortlisted authors will be contacted by email. 2 winners in each category will be announced on the opening night of Doolin Writers’ Weekend. Winners will read their poem and excerpt from their story on Saturday night of the Doolin Writers’ Weekend. Accommodation and meals will be provide for winners and runners up on the Friday & Saturday night.
Poems, Flash Fiction and Stories must be entered separately.
Currency conversion for the purpose of this competition (subject to change): 10.00 Euro = £8.00 Sterling = US$14.00

POSTAL ENTRIES
For Postal entries please post your submission to Doolin Writers’ Competition Entry with a cover letter to have your name, email address and contact number and with the €10 Fee in a cheque or Postal order form made payable to Hotel Doolin. Your name and contact details must appear only in the cover letter and not the story or poem.

ONLINE ENTRIES
Click on the Submitable button on our website and follow the steps to upload your entry, your name and contact details must not appear on the entry uploaded only on the fields provided online.

Flash Fiction 1st Prize €500
Must be in English, must each be no more than 500 words (that does not include the title).
Must show title & story only, must not show writer’s name or any other identifying marks on submitted stories – Please note stories submitted with the writers’ name or contact details will not be submitted to the judges!
Must be double spaced.
Must be the original work of the entrant.
Must not have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online).
There is no limit on the number of stories submitted; no alterations accepted after submission.
Copyright remains with the author, subject to Doolin Writers’ Weekend having the right to first publication.
Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy.

Poems First Prize €1000
Must be in English, must each be no longer than 40 lines (that does not include the title).
Must show title & poem only, must not show poet’s name or any other identifying marks on submitted poems – Please note poems submitted with the writers’ name or contact details will not be submitted to the judges!
Must be the original work of the entrant.
Entries may be on any theme.
Must not have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online).
Three is the limit on number of poems you can submit; no alterations accepted after submission.
Copyright remains with the author, subject to Doolin Writers’ Weekend having the right to first publication.

Short Story First Prize €1000
Must be in English, must each be between 1000-3000 words (that does not include the title).
Must show title & story only, must not show writer’s name or any other identifying marks on submitted stories – Please note stories submitted with the writers’ name or contact details will not be submitted to the judges!
Must be double spaced.
Must be the original work of the entrant.
Must not have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online).
There is no limit on the number of stories submitted; no alterations accepted after submission.
Copyright remains with the author, subject to Doolin Writers’ Weekend having the right to first publication;
Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy.

 


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