Literary Competitions and Prizes

Organised by The Moth magazine (see Literary Magazines). Open to everyone as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Visit website …
 
Run annually since 1986 by RTÉ to commemorate the writer and broadcaster after whom the award is named. Visit website …
 
Organised by the Munster Literature Centre. Prize for single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre. Visit website …
 
Presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. Visit website …
 
Open to everyone. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and not previously published or broadcast. Visit website …
 

Awarded annually to an emerging Irish writer under forty years of age. Enquiries can be made through the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre. Visit website

 
Annual short story competition open to writers from around the world. Sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre. Visit website …

Literary Magazines

Poetry, Flash Fiction, Art and Photography. Visit website …
 
Print magazine for children featuring poetry, short stories, art. Visit website …
 
A quarterly magazine of essays, memoir, travel writing, criticism, fiction and reportage. Visit website …
 
A quarterly magazine celebrating the changing seasons through art and writing. Visit website …
 
Quarterly arts and literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction, pictures by established and up-and-coming writers and artists from Ireland and abroad. Visit website …
 
Quarterly journal of Poetry Ireland (see Literary Groups and Writers Circles). Published the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets. Visit website …
 
Promotes the best of Irish and international writing with a strong emphasis on new writing, and particular interest in the short story form. Visit website …

Literary Resources – Irish themes and interests

A concise dictionary of Irish writers. Visit website …
 
A knowledge of Irish literature. A rich body of biographical records, bibliographical listings, and textual extracts from primary works and commentaries on them compiled using a variety of methods. Visit website …
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