Saturday, February 25, 2012

Listowel Writers Week Competitions

This from Listowel Writers Week:

One Week Left to Enter our Competitions.

There is only one week left to enter our competitions, so if you have not done so, you need to get organised very soon! There is €30,000 in prize money to be won. There are plenty of competitions to choose from. See Below.

Closing date for receipt of entries is next Friday 2nd March 2012.
Any other questions do not hesitate to contact us on

The Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year
Bryan MacMahon Short Story
Duais Foras Na Gaeilge
Single Poem
Poetry Collection
Creative Writing for Youth
Creative Writing for Special Category
Eamon Keane Full Length Play
Writers Week Originals - short story, poem or essay
Tell Your Story
Writing in Prisons
Irish Post/Stena Line New Writing Competition

Plenty there to tempt everyone but entry fees are relatively high. For the single poem competition it's 10 euro per poem with no reduction for quantity, no four for the price of three as often happens in other competitions. For the Cardiff International Poetry Competition the entry fee is 8 pounds sterling but the first prize is 5,000 pounds sterling.

The prizes vary considerably for the Listowel competitions. The prize for the single poem competition is 700 euro, for the short story it's 2,000 euro, and for the Tell your Story competition it's 1,000 euro. Entry fee the same, 10 euro, for those. No online entry facilities either.

Don't tell them I said anything! My entries have been posted.

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