Closing date looms for writers’ competition

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6 is the closing date for the 2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition.

The competition is open to both poets and fiction writers worldwide. The criteria is fiction of up to 3,000 words, three poems of up to 40 lines, or one poem of up to 100 lines. Entries should be sent to Over The Edge, New Writer of the Year competition, 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland. Entries will be judged anonymously, so do not put names on submitted poems/stories. Contact details must be on a separate sheet.

The fee for one entry is €10. The fee for multiple entries is €7.50 per entry. The fee is payable by cheque or money order to Over The Edge. Writers from outside the eurozone can calculate the payment for their entry through www.xe.com/ucc/

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.

For more information email [email protected].

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