Call for Creative Writing Facilitators at the Irish Writers Centre
Deadline: Ongoing
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
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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.
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Entropy Mag: Where to submit in December and January
Deadline: Various.
Details: Discover a wealth of information on submission opportunities, from presses accepting full-length manuscripts, to chapbooks, to journals and anthologies.
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Skein Press
Deadline: Ongoing
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 skeinpress@gmail.com

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Cold Coffee Stand- Submission Call
Deadline: Ongoing
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.

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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Weekly
Deadline: Ongoing
Details: You can email your entry to hennessynewirishwriting@irishtimes.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.
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TCTW: Monthly
Deadline: Ongoing
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.
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Idler
Deadline: Ongoing
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. 

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Poetry Submissions Visions International
Deadline: Ongoing
Details: Send 3-6 unpublished poems or translations (of modern poets) in a single Word or Doc. attachment to vias.poetry@gmail.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.

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Laois & Offaly County Councils Multidisciplinary Art Commission 2017
Deadline: 12 May 2017
Details: Laois and Offaly County Councils, with the support of Creative Ireland, wish to commission up to two artists to explore and present aspects of the pollinators of Ireland through art. This is a multi-disciplinary commission and applications are invited from professional visual artists, film makers, musicians, writers, theatre practitioners, choreographers, dance makers, new media and more. Applicants can submit a proposal to work in one or both counties. Each county project has a commission value of €10,000.

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Francis Ledwidge Creative Writing Award 2017
Deadline: 26 May 2017
Prizes: One week stay at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan; €1500 Bursary
Details: TO APPLY APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING: Detailed biography or CV including current address, telephone number, contact details etc. A reasonable sample of writers' work. A signed letter of application; Work proposal – applicants should state clearly what they wish to accomplish during their stay at Annaghmakerrig. This project outline is a deciding factor and should demonstrate that the writer is working towards a particular body of work which would be helped by a stay at the centre.

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Submissions needed for Proost Poetry Collection 2
Deadline: 28 May 2017
Details: Following the success of Proost’s first Poetry Collection, they are now seeking poetry submissions for thier next collection. As before, this book hopes to gather voices from in and around the margins of organised faith gatherings, and is particularly interested in hearing from poets whose writing has not previously found a wider audience. The collection of poetry is intended to be a resource for worship, contemplation, prayer and faithful prophetic criticism.

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Spark - Call for artists
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Details: Leitrim County Council Arts Office seeks interest from artists who wish to participate in the 2017 SPARK artists’ residency programme. SPARK is a partnership project of Leitrim County Council Arts Office and the Local Enterprise Office Leitrim supported by the Arts Council. It is aimed at artists who are interested in working in new environments and companies who are interested in collaborating with artists and promoting creativity within their organisations. Spark offers a platform for collaboration appropriate to that context, providing alternatives to the current view, and making connections and linkages where they may not have existed previously.

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The Bridport Prize
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Prizes: Poetry and short story: 1st prize £5,000 / 2nd prize £1,000 / 3rd prize £500 plus ten highly commended awards of £100
Flash fiction: 1st prize £1,000 / 2nd prize £500 / 3rd prize £250 plus three highly commended awards of £100
Novel Award: 1st prize £1,000 plus up to year’s mentoring from The Literary Consultancy / runner-up £500 / 3 awards of £100 for shortlisted writers
The winning and highly commended poems, short stories and flash fiction are published in an annual anthology. The opening chapters of the winning and runner-up novels are published on the Bridport prize website.
Details: Entry fees: £9 per poem; £10 per short story; £8 per flash fiction; £20 per novel 

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Drumshanbo Artists' Studios - Call for Applications 
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Details: Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Library Service is seeking interest from suitable artists (at least one of which will be a writer) who would like to take up residence in one of two studios at Market House, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim (Drumshanbo Library Building). In lieu of rent, artists are instead asked to commit the equivalent of one hour per week conducting workshops or collaborative programmes with school, community or library groups developed by the artist in partnership with Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Leitrim Library Service.

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Yeovil Literary Prize
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Prizes: Various, depending on genre.
Details: Five categories of genre and eligibility. See website for details. 

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The 2017 Pint-Sized Plays Writing Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Prizes: Performance, trophy, publication. 
Details: Pintsized Plays is one of the leading international competition for short plays of up to 10 minutes. 

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HEBE Magazine: CALLING ALL YOUNG POETS
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Details: HEBE is a poetry magazine that publishes the work of poets aged 18 and under, and want you to send your work for their first issue. The theme of the first issue is ‘The Beginning’. They are keen to publish non-English poetry, alongside the poet’s translation of their work into English. 

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Wild Words - Calling all young authors
Deadline: 2 June 2017
Prizes: Those selected will have their work published in The Wild Words Book and can take part in a FREE two-day writing masterclass at the festival.
Details: The Wild Words Book is part of Carrick on Shannon’s annual Wild Words Festival and features writing by young adults from all over Ireland aged 14 to 18 years (on August 12th 2017) who have started to write their own short stories and poetry. Entry is free. 

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New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Prize: $300 + a professional reading and Q&A valued at $1,000.
Details: Now in its 15th year, New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts through June 30, 2017 (Email Submission Date).

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Prole Pamphlet Competition, 2017
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Prize: The winner will receive £50 and 15 copies of the pamphlet, which will be published in late November and will be available to a worldwide audience from our website.
Details: Looking for a small collection of no more than 35 A5 pages of poetry with each poem starting on a new page. Poems may have been previously published, but not as a collection. 

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The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
Deadline: 3 July 2017
Prize: The £1,000 prize will be shared equally between the writer and her translator(s).
Details: The inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation will be awarded in November 2017 to the best eligible work of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction or work of fiction for children or young adults written by a woman and translated into English by a female or male translator.  Irish and UK publishers are eligible to submit titles.

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The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017
Deadline: 14 July 2017
Prize: £300 will be awarded to the winner of each category and the work will be published in Wasafiri.
Details: They welcome submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing (the competition is open to anyone who has not published a complete book in the category entered). Simply fill in the entry form and send it with your entry and fee of UK Sterling £6.00 if entering one category, £10.00 for two and £15.00 for three categories.

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The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award
Deadline: 28 July 2017
Prize: The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.
Details: The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. 

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Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize 2017
Deadline: 31 July 2017
Prizes: First Prize is €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, and a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat. Second Prize is €500 and publication in Southword. Four more shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120.
Details: The Seán O’Faolain Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world. It is dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists, and sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre. The winner will be invited to collect their prize at the Cork International Short Story Festival (September 13-16, 2017), for which will be provided hotel accommodation, meals and drinks.

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The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Deadline: 31 Aug 2017
Prizes: £1,000 prize money for the Poetry winner; £1,000 prize money for the Short Fiction winner; Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual; A selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books; One year print subscription to Granta; Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner);
Consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner);A complimentary copy of the Annual.
Details: Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines; Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words;Works published elsewhere are accepted.

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The Ogham Stone 2018
Deadline: 31 Aug 2017
Details: The Ogham Stone 2018 issue is now accepting submissions of unpublished work from both Irish and international writers and artists. They will consider fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and memoir, as well as visual arts/photography.

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