THE CÚIRT New Writing Prize is now open for submissions in poetry and fiction. There is a €500 cash prize in each category and an opportunity to read at Cúirt 2015.
There is also a youth category, Young Cúirt, for those aged 12 to 17, in poetry and fiction. The winner will receive €100 cash prize and have the opportunity to read at Cúirt.
The guidelines for both adult and youth submissions are: Poetry entries must consist of three poems under 50 lines each. Fiction pieces may be up to 2,000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome.
A €10 entry fee applies for each separate entry which can be paid via the Paypal button at www.cuirt.ie When emailing submissions to [email protected], include the unique transaction ID and the account owner’s name.
The judges for this year are Martin Dyar for poetry and Declan Meade for fiction. The closing date is Monday February 2 at 5pm.