Saturday, 2 July 2011

UCD Creative Writing Anthology and Competition

The yearly anthology produced by the UCD Creative Writing Masters is one of the highlights of the English department, showcasing the talent of UCD. As part of our fundraising efforts for this year’s anthology, the Creative Writing Masters group is running a competition open to all comers, from inside and outside the university.

One winner will be selected from the short story and another winner from the poetry submissions and their work, along with a quick bio will be included in the anthology.

The contest is open to anyone, domestic and international, including all writers and poets regardless of experience from NOW until September 14, 2011 at 11:59PM.

Short Stories: 1st: €150 & Publication; 2nd: €100; 3rd: €50.
Poetry: 1st: €100 & Publication; Two Honorable Mentions: €50 each.

Judges: Kevin Power - Short Story
Michael O’ Loughlin - Poetry

Short Stories: Stories should be between 2000 and 3000 words in length.
Poems: All poems must be 40 lines or fewer, single or double line spacing. We limit 3 poems per entry fee.
Submission attachments must be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf.
Fees must be paid via Paypal and contest entries submitted via email.

Fees: The entry fee is €10 (euro) up to 3 poems and €10 (euro) per short story.

Contact us at or at for complete details.

Update: Details removed and judged anonymously.


Emerging Writer said...

I had a question on twitter @PoetryDivas. Anyone know if this is judged anonymously?

Anonymous said...

Ooh, sounds very interesting ... thanks Kate. :)