The Cúirt New Writing Prize, in memory of Lena Maguire, is now open for submissions. The categories are poetry and fiction.
There is a €500 cash prize for the winner of each category and the opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over the Edge showcase event at Cúirt 2017.
The youth strand of the prize ‘Young Cúirt’ is for ages 12-17. The winner will receive €100 cash prize and will read at the Cúirt Labs in April 2017.
This year’s judges are poet Doireann NÍ Ghríofa and writer Sarah Maria Griffin.
The guidelines for both adult and youth submissions are as follows:
Poetry entries must consist of three poems under 50 lines each, and fiction may be up to 2,000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome.
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, stories, or chapbooks.
The entry fee for each submission is €10, this can be paid via the Paypal button. When emailing submissions please include the Paypal account owners name. In addition to your work we ask that you include the following contact details: Name, email address, and phone number.
The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 31 January 2017 at 5pm. The deadline is final. Entries should be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org