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 […]

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The Edna O'Brien Young Writers Bursary

The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary 2021

What is it? “The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary is an immersive, week-long programme running both online and onsite in MoLI in July 2021 (subject to public health guidelines). 15 selected students will develop their creative practice under the guidance of a leading Irish author, as well as meeting with representatives from the publishing industry, UCD academic staff and other writers.” Application Details The application is now open for students. For more information on the bursary and how to apply, visit the MoLI website. The deadline for applications Monday, 29 March 2021. Applicants will be notified via email on Friday, 21 May 2021 if they were successful or not.

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