Sunday 22 January 2017

Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2017

Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting entries for the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2017.

Annually since 1998, to celebrate this rich literary life, the Waterford Arts Office, by kind permission of the Keane family has invited entries for a previously unpublished short story to a maximum of 2000 words.

There is no entry fee, no age limit and no restriction on the subject matter.

A prize of €500 will be awarded to the winner at a special presentation ceremony during the IMMRAMA Literary Festival in Lismore, Co. Waterford on Saturday 17th June 2017.

The closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 12 noon.

Full details and an entry form can be downloaded from or by contacting the Arts Office on 058-41416.

1 comment:

Constance Emmett said...

Molly Keane is not widely read here in the US, which is a loss and a shame. I hope that posts about an award in her name are seen here by many more people than me, and that it nurtures American readers of her wonderful writing. Her books are readily available on (sorry) Amazon.

I look forward to reading the winning short story.