The 5th annual Doolin Writers’ Weekend taking place at Hotel Doolin from 3rd to 5th of February 2017. Participants confirmed for this year so far include Sara Baume, Mike McCormack, Claire- Louise Bennett, Alan McMonagle, Declan Meade, Rita Ann Higgins, Elaine Feeney and many more to be announced.
The Doolin Writers competition runs in conjunction with the weekend and includes prizes for poetry (€1000), flash fiction (€500) and short stories (€1000).
- Submissions accepted from poets/writers of any nationality, from any country.
- Must show title & story only, must not show writer’s name or any other identifying marks on submitted stories – Please note stories submitted with the writers’ name or contact details will not be submitted to the judges!
- Poems, Flash Fiction and Stories must be entered separately.
- Must be double spaced.
- Must be the original work of the entrant.
- Must not have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online).
- 8 Shortlisted names in each category will be announced on Doolin Writers’ Facebook page at no less than 1 week prior to Doolin Writers’ Weekend.
- 2 winners in each category will be announced on the opening night of Doolin Writers’ Weekend.
- Winners will read their poem and excerpt from their story on Saturday night of the Doolin Writers’ Weekend.
- Accommodation and meals will be provide for winners and runners up on the Friday & Saturday night.
For Postal entries please post your submission to Doolin Writers’ Competition Entry with a cover letter to have your name, email address and contact number and with the €10 Fee in a cheque or Postal order form made payable to Hotel Doolin.
Here is the link to the website http://www.hoteldoolin.ie/doolin-writers-festival.html for online entries.
Flash Fiction 1st Prize €500
Must be in English, must each be no more than 500 words (that does not include the title).
Poems First Prize €1000
Must be in English, must each be no longer than 40 lines (that does not include the title).
Short Story First Prize €1000
Must be in English, must each be between 1000-3000 words (that does not include the title).