Competitions & Submissions
Call for Creative Writing Facilitators at the Irish Writers Centre
Details: The IWC is always looking for professional creative writers and industry professional with a strong public profile and/or experience teaching to deliver creative writing courses or seminars
Poets & Writers: Tools for Writers
This resource, though based in America, provides invaluable information on literary journals & magazines accepting submissions, residencies, conferences, grants and more. The majority of these opportunities are open to those outside of the States.
Entropy Mag: Where to Submit in March, April, and May
Details: Discover a wealth of information on submission opportunities, from presses accepting full-length manuscripts, to chapbooks, to journals and anthologies.
New Anthology: Waterford Teachers' Centre - Submissions Call
Deadline: 20 November 2018
Details: Waterford Teachers' Centre has a call out for submissions for an anthology of writing by Teachers Who Write (Primary, Secondary, Retired). Submissions to: email@example.com
Epoque Press: a new independent publisher open to submissions
Details: Epoque Press is a new independent publisher established to promote the very best in literary talent. We are looking for novels or collections of short stories from new and established authors. As our name alludes to, we are looking for work which is of this time, period, era and has a timeless quality to it. We are looking for new voices, works which are imbued with a strong sense of character or place and works which make us think about what it means to be alive today. The writing will be bold and not shy away from its subject matter. Please email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for novella submissions - Fairlight Moderns
Details: Currently seeking submissions of novella-length works in English from authors based anywhere in the world. particularly keen to publish work by new and emerging writers, and would love to publish some Irish writers in the series.
Details: Skein Press is seeking submissions of fiction pieces, short stories and novel extracts, from emerging or established authors to be published in a multi-author collection. These pieces should reflect under-represented voices – experiences and themes not widely explored in Irish literature. Please email your story or a chapter from your novel as an attachment to email@example.com.
Cold Coffee Stand- Submission Call
Details: Cold Coffee Stand is a new Irish site dedicated to publishing and publicizing cutting edge fiction, poetry, and art. Short Fiction- Up to two stories of <3,000 words each per submission. If it's 3,500+ words and amazing, they're open to talks. Flash Fiction- Up to three pieces of <700 words each per submission. Poetry- Up to five poems per submission (Note: "Up to five" isn't "Five or none". They'd rather read one great poem than half a dozen you half-like). Visual Art- Up to five pieces, preferably with a brief (>200 words) brief on their overarching thematic connection.
Details: Flight Writing is a new Irish venture publishing innovative short
stories of up to 3000 words and poetry of max. 50 lines in English,
Irish, Spanish and German. They want to pump fresh blood into the Irish
literary scene and publish unconventional voices. Expressing the Irish
experience is important to them, but if you’ve lived in Ireland or feel
an affinity with Ireland, by all means submit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hennessy New Irish Writing: Weekly
Details: You can email your entry to email@example.com or post it (with a stamped addressed envelope) to Ciaran Carty, Hennessy New Irish Writing, The Irish Times, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2. Submissions are open to writers who are Irish or resident in Ireland. All accepted stories will be printed in the Irish Times, as well as being considered for the Hennessy Literary Awards, with prizes of €1500 and €2500, as well as a trophy.
Prize: £100 per month to the winner and a place in the Christmas Super Slam for a chance to win another £150.
Details: Submission details to this on-line slam competition can be found on the group facebook page in the link above.
Details: Idler accepts submissions for short-form creative writing, including essays, poems and stories, from writers in Ireland and internationally. Prose submissions should be about 2,000 words maximum. Poems make their own rules. Submissions should be as a Word or similar attachment, and not PDF format. Idler is happy to link to the writer's own online space or other information such as a biography and/or details of published work.
Crossways AN ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE seeks Submissions
Details: Although they will read anything (almost), they especially want to hear from new and emerging writers who are looking to break into the world of published authors. Their aim is to publish lots of poetry with some short fiction.
Prizes: Publication on the website's page.
Details: Anyone can submit a response to the prompt, as long as it is between 100 and 500 words. Please remember to check your word count; any piece that is significantly over the limit will not be posted. If you have a writing website or blog you’d like linked to your piece, please include it in your submission email. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry Submissions Visions International
Details: Send 3-6 unpublished poems or translations (of modern poets) in a single Word or Doc. attachment to email@example.com. No poems longer than 3 normal pages. Please include mailing address and e-mail on first page of submission. No simultaneous submissions as they respond quickly. No Cover letter needed.
Stories From the Community
Details: The International OCD Foundation welcomes submissions from writers all over the world to tell their personal stories about OCD and BDD – boldly, honestly, and creatively. Submissions should be 1000 words or less.
Deadline: Ongoing, weekly contest.
Fish Publishing International Writing Contests
Deadline: Various from November 2018- March 2019
Details: Fish Publishing runs four annual International Writing Contests:
Short Story Prize
Flash Fiction Prize
Short Memoir Prize
Renowned poets and writers select ten from each contest for publication in the Annual Fish Anthology.
Deadline: 10 September 2018
Details: Glass Mask Theatre's The Forge is a three-month playwriting mentorship scheme that aims to provide expert and practical support to playwrights currently crafting a full length play for the stage. We are looking for playwrights of all ages, demographics and experience levels.
The New Irish Writing in Germany Award 2018
Deadline: 17 September 2017
Prizes: The winning entry will receive a cash prize of €250.
Details: The award is open to Irish citizens living in Germany, and to other German residents with a strong connection to Ireland, defined as having lived there for at least three years. The onus will be on applicants to provide proof of this. All entries must be in English.
Templar Portfolio Pamphlet Awards
Deadline: 24 September 2018
Details: The submission fee is £15.50. The successful poet will receive 5 copies of the pamphlet and further author copies are available at a
significant discount. The Templar Quarterly Pamphlet Award offers writers the opportunity to submit a Portfolio of between ten and twelve pages of poetry.
Irish Arts and Writers Festival Writing Competitions
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Details: See weblink.
Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition 2018
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Prizes: Two winning manuscripts will be selected; Best International Entry and Best Irish Entry. Both will win a chapbook publication (made available internationally through Amazon), 20 complimentary copies of their chapbook, and advances of 250 Euro each.
Details: Entry fee: 25 Euro
Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2018
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Prizes: - 1st Prize: €1000, a week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, paid travel expenses (up to €600) and 4 nights accommodation in Cork city during the Cork International Poetry Festival 2019 (March 20-23) and publication in Southword Journal - 2nd Prize: €500 & publication in Southword - 3rd Prize: €250 & publication in Southword - Ten runners-up will be published in Southword and receive a €30 publication fee.
Details: 5 Euro per poem or 20 Euro for a batch of five.
ServiceScape Short Story Award 2018
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Prizes: The winner of the contest will be awarded $1,000.00 USD.
Details: All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, 5,000 words or fewer, to be considered. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of readers per month. Rules and exclusions apply.