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 December and January
Details: Discover a wealth of information on submission opportunities, from presses accepting full-length manuscripts, to chapbooks, to journals and anthologies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Poetry Submissions Visions International
Details: Send 3-6 unpublished poems or translations (of modern poets) in a single Word or Doc. attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Deadline: 24 March 2017
Details: Poetry Ireland and Butlers Chocolate Cafés are inviting poets to submit poems for their Poetry Day Ireland 2017 competition. The theme of the competition is open, but poems should mention either chocolate or coffee, or give a flavour(!) of the coffeehouse and café. Poems should be no longer than sixteen lines.
Abridged 0 - 49: Babel: Submission Call
Deadline: 24 March 2017
Details: Abridged is looking for poetry and art for its 0 – 49: Babel issue. Up to four poems can be submitted and art can be up to A4 landscape and should be 300dpi or above.
2017 International Rubery Book Award
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Prizes: Book of the Year £1500 (approx 2000USD) plus guarantee to be read by top London literary agency MBA; Category winners each win £150 (approx 200USD).
Details: The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses. It costs £35 to enter or $60 USD.
Fabula Press' Nivalis Short Story Competition 2017
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Prizes: First Prize: US$250; Second Prize: US$150; Third Prize: US$100; All longlisted entries (top 15-20) get published in an anthology, and non-prize winning published entries will be paid US$50 each. Also, at the sponsors' discretion additional prizes may be declared for ‘Editors’ Pick' category (in the last edition of the contest two such prizes of US$75 each were declared).
Details: Word count: Minimum 1500, maximum 7000. At the editors’ discretion some latitude may be allowed on both minimum and maximum word counts for stories of exceptional merit. Entry fee: US$10.
SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival Seeks Submissions
Deadline: 31 Mar 2017
Prizes: Scripts most suited for development will be chosen by the selection panel. There will be a prize for "Best Play"
Details: Taking place across Birr, Co Offaly from Sunday 9 July- Sunday 16 July 2017, playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme, “What Next?”
Deadline: 11 April 2017
Details: If you are an Ireland-based screenwriter interested in taking part in the scheme, it is now open to applications directly through the Guiding Lights website. Guiding Lights is a talent development scheme, not a training scheme. Applicants must demonstrate a proven track record in their field, along with a strong commitment to pro-actively advancing their film career.
Hourglass Literary Magazine International Writing Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Prizes: The winning entry in each category (short story, essay and poem) will receive US$1000 as prize money, apart from a symbolic artifact (clepsydra), digital stamp and diploma. Authors of winning entries will receive a printed copy of the Hourglass Literary Magazine No. 2. There also is a special prize, the Scrivener Award: one copy of a licensed writing software.
Details: This is the second year the bi-lingual magazine (digital and print) is running its international competition. Entry fee for all categories is $ 15.
2017 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: midnight (BST) 3 May 2017
Prizes: 20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 10. 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £700, 3rd prize is £400. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology.
Details: The maximum word limit is 4,000, there is no minimum. Stories may be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online or by post.
Africa Day 2017 short story and poetry competition
Deadline: 3 May 2017
Details: Irish Aid and The Irish Times have joined up again to promote aspiring, emerging and established writers, to celebrate Africa Day. They seek to discover new writing talent, as well as showcase established writers. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem with an African theme, set in either Ireland or Africa. Entries are in three categories: Primary school (maximum word count 250 words), Secondary school (maximum word count 1,000 words), Adult (maximum word count 2,000 words). Submissions for the adult and secondary school category must be typed. Entries for the primary school category may be handwritten.
Art and Disability Connect 2017
Deadline: 4 May 2017
Details: Open to artists with disabilities working in eleven artforms, including architecture, circus, dance, film, literature, music, opera, street arts and spectacle, theatre, traditional arts and visual arts.
Galway, Monday 27th March 3pm at Town Hall Theatre
Cork, Monday 3rd April 3pm at St Peter’s
Kilkenny, Thursday 6th April 3pm at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Dublin, Friday 7th April 2pm at The Ark
Limerick, Monday 10th April 2pm at Limerick City Gallery of Art
Leitrim, Wednesday 12th April 2pm at The Dock
This scheme is designed to support artists to make new and ambitious work. It offers artists the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring and training.
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.
Yeovil Literary Prize
Deadline: 31 May 2017
Prizes: Various, depending on genre.
Details: Five categories of genre and eligibility. See website for details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.