Cúirt New Writing Prize 2017

Entries in poetry and fiction from teens and adults being accepted

THE CÚIRT New Writing Prize is seeking entries in poetry and fiction, with a €500 cash prize for the winner of each category and the opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over The Edge Showcase at Cúirt 2017.

This year’s judges are poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa and writer Sarah Maria Griffin. The youth strand of the prize ‘Young Cúirt’ is for ages 12 to 17. The winner will receive €100 cash prize and will read at the Cúirt Labs in April.

The guidelines for both adult and youth submissions are: Poetry entries must consist of three poems under 50 lines each. Fiction pieces can only be 2,000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome. Entrants should not have had a collection published in the category in which they enter (excluding the publication of single poems, stories or chapbooks ).

Entry fee for each submission is €10 paid via the Paypal at www.cuirt.ie Email submissions must include the unique transaction ID and account owners name. Entries should be sent via email to [email protected]. Closing date for submissions is Tuesday January 31 at 5pm.


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