Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Cúirt New Writing Prize 2014

Cúirt New Writing Prize 2014

The Cúirt New Writing Prize, in memory of Lena Maguire, is open for submissions from Thursday 28 November 2013. Entries should be sent via email to: tara@cuirt.ie
Submissions are welcome in poetry and fiction. There is a €500 cash prize for the winner in each category, an opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over the Edge Showcase event at Cúirt 2014, and the inclusion of the winning piece in a Cúirt publication that will be launched at Cúirt 2014. The judges for this year are Martin Dyar for poetry and Mary Costello for fiction. 
In 2014, Cúirt is introducing Young Cúirt for ages 12-17. Entries are welcome in poetry and fiction. The winner will receive €100 cash prize, they will be published in the Cúirt publication, and they will have the opportunity to read at the 2014 Cúirt labs event in April.
The guidelines for both adult and youth submissions are as follows: Poetry entries must consist of 3 poems under 50 lines each, and fiction pieces may be up to 2000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome.
A €10 entry fee applies which can be paid via paypal or sent using a postal order or bank draft to:
Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway.
When emailing submissions, please specify how you have paid the fee. In the case of paypal payments, please include a copy of your paypal receipt in the email.
The closing date for submissions is 30th January 2014 at 5pm, winners will be announced on Monday 24 February.

**Writers submitting work should not have had a collection published in the category in which they enter. This does not include the publication of single poems or chapbooks.

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