Fighting Words Irish Times Creative Writing Competition call for submissions

Creative Writing Competition

Fighting Words Creative Writing Supplement in the Irish Times

The annual Fighting Words creative writing supplement for the Irish Times is now accepting submissions. Each year, teenagers are invited to submit their creative writing pieces for a chance to be published. Fighting Words are looking for poems (max. 2 poems per person), prose and creative writing pieces (max. 1500 words) for their supplement.

The deadline for entries is 17:00 on Wednesday 22nd of December.

How to Enter

All pieces must by typed up and emailed to Fighting Words for consideration. All entries should be emailed to

As part of your submission you should also include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your school
  • Your parents/guardians name, phone number and email address
  • The word count of your submission

For more information

For more information on entry guidelines and how to enter, please visit the Fighting Words website.

Fighting Words are also currently looking for participants in their screen writing programme. For more information on this, please see our previous blog post.

Posted in 2020/2021, Events.