Saturday, 10 January 2015

Doolin Poetry and Short Story Competition #seanocarolan.com



Short Story Prize

Judged by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
1st Prize- €1000 + publishing consultation with Tramp Press* + publication in the Clare People
2nd Prize- Free Pass to Doolin Writers’ Weekend including entry to all workshops and events and 3 nights complimentary accommodation.

Poetry Prize

Judged by Jessie Lendennie Salmon Poetry
1st Prize- €1000 + publishing consultation with Salmon Poetry* + publication in the Clare People
2nd Prize- Free Pass to Doolin Writers’ Weekend including entry to all workshops and events and 3 nights complimentary accommodation.

Short Story Terms & Conditions

– Closing date Friday 20th February 2015
-Entries should be between 1000 to 3000 words.
-Entries may be on any theme.
-There is no limit to the number of submissions per person.
-Entries cost €10 for first entry and €5 per entry thereafter, cheque can be made payable to Hotel Doolin.
-Entries to be posted to Doolin Short Story Competition, Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co. Clare.
-Ten shortlisted entries will be announced on the website on Friday 13th March.
-2 prize winning entries will be announced at the Doolin Writers’ Weekend, winners will be contacted at least 10 days prior to the event.
-Entries must be in English.
-The winning story must be available for publication in a Doolin Writers’ Weekend anthology in the future.
-Entry form can be downloaded here. Please do not put your name on the same page as your story.
-The judges’ verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
-Entry is taken as acceptance of these rules

Poetry Prize Terms & Conditions

-You may enter as many times as you wish.
-The entrance fee is €10 for first entry and €5 per poem thereafter.
-The poetry contest is open to poets of any nationality writing in English. -There is no restriction on theme or style.
-Poem length is restricted to 300 words.
-The winning poems must be available for the Doolin Writers’ Weekend anthology in the future
-Ten shortlisted entries will be announced on the website on Friday 13th March.
-2 prize winning entries will be announced at the Doolin Writers’ Weekend, winners will be contacted at least 10 days prior to the event.
-The judges’ verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
-Poems cannot be altered or substituted once they have been entered.
-Judging is anonymous. Name and contact details must not appear on the poem, please fill in an application form which can be downloaded here -Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules.

*Tramp Press(short story comp) and Salmon Poetry(poetry comp) will read a collection of the winners work with a view to publication. Tramp Press and Salmon Poetry are under no obligation to publish the works. Should the work be deemed unsuitable for publication Tramp Press and Salmon Poetry will provide one hour long consultation with the author(s) to deliver feedback and advice.

For further details on the Doolin Writer’s Weekend and to download an entry form for the Doolin Poetry & Short Story Competition visit: www.hoteldoolin.ie

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