Friday, July 26, 2013

New Writer of The Year Competition

In 2013 Over The Edge is continuing its exciting annual New Writer of The Year Competition. The competition is open to both poets and fiction writers worldwide who have not had a book published.

The total prize money is €1,000. The best fiction entry will win €300. The best poetry entry will win €300.

One of these will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional €400, giving the overall winner total prize money of €700 and the title Over The Edge New Writer of The Year 2013.

Entries should be sent to Over The Edge, New Writer of the Year competition, 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland with an accompanying SAE. Entries will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name on your poem(s) or story. Put your contact details on a separate sheet. Closing date: Wednesday 7 August.

This year’s competition judge is Sarah Clancy (above). Sarah Clancy has been shortlisted for several poetry prizes including the Listowel Collection of Poetry Competition and the Patrick Kavanagh Award. Her first book of poetry, Stacey and the Mechanical Bull, was published by Lapwing Press Belfast in December 2010 and a further selection of her work was published in June 2011 by Doire Press.

For further details e-mail or see the website.

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