Friday, 10 April 2009


This one's quite expensive to enter but the prizes are good.

In conjunction with the Trim Swift Festvial, Boyne Writers Group, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland are holding a competition for satirical writing in commemoration of Jonathan Swift. The festival takes place in Trim from Thursday, July 2, to Sunday, July 5, 2009.

Choice of subjects:
A Tale of a Tiger: Fat Cats Bring Down The Big Cat
Banks and Bankers: A Modest Proposal.

Entries will be judged on the basis of satire, irony, absurd humour, acute political insight, grotesque imagination, and lacerating wit - the hallmarks of Swift's best works.
Length: Prose - minimum of 600 words, not more than 800 words.
Poetry - minimum 30 lines, maximum 100 lines.

Entry fee: €7 (or £5 or $10) per entry.

Prizes: 1st €500, 2nd €300, 3rd €100.
Deadline: Wednesday, 5th June 2009

Full rules and details on the website:

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