Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival 2012: Poetry & Short Story Competitions

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The Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival takes place in scenic County Cork from the 30th of July to the 5th of August. Now in its second year, the festival has been expanded to include writing competitions and a week of workshops. Entry details for the Edmund Spenser Poetry Competition and the Canon Sheehan Short Story Competition are below and further information on the festival can be found HERE.

Edmund Spenser Poetry Competition

Conditions of Entry

  • The competition is open to people aged 18 or over
  • Poems must not be more than 30 lines. The poems may be on any subject
  • Entries to be submitted with a fee of 10 Euros. Cheques/postal orders to be made out to Doneraile Literary & Arts Society
  • Poems must be typed on A4 paper. No handwritten entries will be accepted
  • Entrants may submit only one poem for the competition. Poems must be the original work of the author. Poems must not have been previously published or accepted for future publication elsewhere.
  • Copyright of each poem will remain with the author but Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival Committee reserve the right to publish the poem on their website to highlight the poets work
  • All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. The name of the entrant must not appear on the poem itself.
  • The Judges decision is final.
  • Closing date for receipt of applications is July 1st 2012
  • The winning prize will be 500 Euro and presentation by one of our guests of the Edward Spencer Perpetual Poetry Award
  • Submission of a poem automatically deems acceptance of each of the above conditions

Please post entries FAO Diarmuid Hudner, The Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival, Edmund Spenser Poetry Competition, Creagh Castle, Doneraile, Co. Cork. For further information please contact Diarmuid Hudner, Festival Committee Chairman on 087 – 167 -5809 or email hudnerdiarmuid@gmail.com

Canon Sheehan Short Story Competition

Prize E1000

Conditions of Entry

  • The competition is open to people aged 18 or over
  • Stories must not be more than 2000 words. The stories may be on any subject
  • The story must be fictional
  • Entries to be submitted with a fee of 10 Euros. Please do not send cash. Cheques/postal orders to be made out to Doneraile Literary & Arts Society
  • Stories must be typed on A4 paper. No handwritten entries will be accepted
  • Entrants may submit only one short story for the competition. Stories must be the original work of the author. Stories must not have been previously published or accepted for future publication elsewhere.
  • Copyright of each story will remain with the author but Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival Committee reserve the right to publish the story on their website to highlight the authors work
  • All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. The name of the entrant must not appear on the story itself.
  • The Judges decision is final.
  • Closing date for receipt of applications is July 1st 2012
  • The winning prize will be 1000 Euro and presentation by one of our guests of the Canon Sheehan Perpetual Literary Award.
  • Submission of a story automatically deems acceptance of each of the above conditions

Please forward your entries FAO Diarmuid Hudner, Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival, Canon Sheehan Short Story Competition, Creagh Castle, Doneraile Co. Cork. For further information please contact Diarmuid Hudner, Festival Committee Chairman on 087 – 167 -5809 or email hudnerdiarmuid@gmail.com

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