Sunday, March 15, 2009

Swift Satire Competition

Boyne Writers Group has just announced details of their 2009 Swift Satire Competition for satirical work (prose or poetry) in commemoration of Jonathan Swift. This competition is being held in conjunction with the Trim Swift Festival, which takes place in Trim from Thursday, July 2, to Sunday, July 5, 2009.

This year's choice of subjects are topical:

A Tale Of A Tiger: Fat Cats Bring Down The Big Cat OR Banks and Bankers: A Modest Proposal

Entry fee: 7 Euro (or 5 pound sterling or $10) per entry. There is no limit to the number of entries, but each must be accompanied by the said fee. Cash is acceptable. Entries can be made online. Full details on the Group's website here.

Length: Prose: minimum of 600 words, not more than 800 words. Poetry: minimum 30 lines, maximum 100 lines. Prizes: 1st 500 Euro, 2nd 300 Euro, 3rd 100 Euro.

Closing date: Friday, 5th June, 2009.

Last year's inaugural competition and festival was a great success. you can read last year's winning entries here.

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