Each month we update our Competitions & Submissions page, along with our Bursaries & Funding, to ensure that we are connecting our writers with the best upcoming opportunities. Here are a few deadlines we wanted to highlight in July!

Competitions & Opportunities

Tolka Journal 
Deadline: 8th July 2022

All submissions should be previously unpublished. We welcome all forms of non-fiction: personal essay, memoir, reportage, travel writing, auto-fiction, and the writing that falls in between. Our guideline word count for work is 2,000–4,000 words. Submissions should be in one .doc or .docx attachment and double-spaced. We are happy to consider simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us should your work be accepted elsewhere. We offer contributors a flat fee of ‎‎€300, which we pay prior to publication; contributors also receive a copy of the issue in which their work is featured. We only accept submissions through our website. We publish work by Irish and international writers.

The Liminal Review 
Deadline: 20th July 2022

Thank you for considering The Liminal Review as a potential home for your work. Please only submit to one category (Poetry or Fiction or Nonfiction) per submission period to liminal review [at] gmail. com The Liminal Review is currently run without any outside funding so we can only offer a small fee towards accepted pieces. Featured writers will also receive a contributor copy. Please read the following submission guidelines carefully. Submissions that fail to adhere to the guidelines will not be considered for publication. If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out via the contact form, email or our social media channels. The Liminal Review’s stated goal is to give special consideration to emerging authors/artists regardless of their previous publishing history. POC and LGBTQIA+ artists and writers, as well as those living with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to submit.

Ambit Annual Competition: Magick 
Deadline: 31st July 2022

Please send us work that explores the theme of Magick.
Our judges are:
Poems: Rebecca Tamás
Stories: Jenni Fagan
Art: Danielle de Picciotto

We offer £500 to each winner, and are arranging a Magick raffle of prizes which will be announced on publication. Winners will be published in our Magick issue on Halloween.

Anthology Poetry Award 
Deadline: 31st July 2022

Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, the Poetry Award is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. Poems submitted must be on the theme of ‘Dreams’ and should not exceed 40 lines. There is no limit to entries per person. The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology. The winner will also receive a one year subscription to Anthology magazine.

Dedalus Press: Call for Submissions
Deadline: 31st July 2022

We’re looking for your best 20-50 pages of poems from an unpublished first collection manuscript; individual poems may have been previously published in journals, chapbooks, social media, etc. This call is open to poets writing IN ENGLISH ONLY: though we do publish books in translation, these are by invitation only. (We are unable to consider illustrated books, books by more than one author or books combining poetry and fiction.)

Bursaries & Grants

Literature Project Award
Deadline: 28th July 2022

The Arts Council has introduced a Literature Project Award in recognition of the changing landscape for literary work in Ireland. We are conscious that there are numerous ways in which literature reaches readers and audiences, and that writers are often working in new and innovative ways, often in collaboration with other writers or artists from other disciplines.

With this in mind, the Literature Project Award has been developed to support projects that connect literature with readers and audiences. The Literature Project Award will also support projects that allow writers and illustrators to research, develop and create work in new and innovative ways.

You can find further information on each of these opportunities, and many more, over on our website.