Writing Competition

Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival 2011 will be held on the 05th, 06th and 07th August.

Apart from readings by celebrity authors, drama and historical tours there are a number of writing competitions;

Canon Sheehan Short Story Competition

Prize €1000

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 Festival
  • 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 June 1st 2011
    • The winning prize will be 1000 Euro and presentation by one of our guests of the Canon Sheehan Perpetual Literary Award to be held by the winner for a period of one year. A smaller award will be presented on a permanent basis. The winning story will be read by one of our esteemed guests on the first night of the festival in a ceremony to take place in Doneraile Court.

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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 5 Euros. Please do not send cash. Cheques/postal orders to be made out to Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival
  • 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 June 1st 2011
  • The winning prize will be 500 Euro and presentation by one of our guests of the Edward Spencer Perpetual Poetry Award for a period of one year. A smaller award will be presented on a permanent basis. The winning poem will be read by one of our esteemed guests on the first night of the festival in a ceremony to take place in Doneraile Court.
  • Submission of a poem automatically deems acceptance of each of the above conditions
    • Doneraile Court.

Please forward your entries FAO Diarmuid Hudner, Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival,  Castlesaffron Lodge, Creagh Castle, Doneraile Co. Cork. For further information please contact Diarmuid Hudner, Festival Committee Chairman : email hudnerdiarmuid@gmail.com

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Short Story/Poem Application Form

Name of Entrant: ______________________________________________________

Date of Birth: _________________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________________

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Telephone:_______________  Mobile:______________________________________

Email Address:_________________________________________________________

Title of Short Story:_____________________________________________________

Signature: _____________________________________________________________

Date; Story/Poem Entry:______________________________________________________

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