Friday 13 June 2014

Writing competition in Trim Swift Festival

The Battle of the Books is an international writing competition (open to poetry and prose) organised by the Swift Satire Festival in Trim, Co Meath

A prize of €500 will be awarded to the winning entry.

  • Poems: minimum 40 lines, maximum 60 lines. 
  • Prose: minimum 800 words, maximum 1,000 words 

Entry fee is €5 per entry or €10 for three entries.
(Note: I recommend entering 3 as judging is always subjective when it comes to the top few) 

Deadline Tuesday 1st July, 2014

Judging is by Niamh Boyce

Travel is the theme of the competition, but the interpretation of ‘travel’ will be very wide indeed.

The competition is being run by the Festival, which will take place on Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th July. Shortlisted competitors will be invited to read their entries at a function in the town on the Saturday night. Writers who cannot attend will have their pieces read for them by actors or other writers.

Note: previous publication elsewhere does NOT disqualify. The material must, of course, be the entrant’s own work.

Lots more info here

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