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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cúirt New Writing Prize

The Cúirt International Festival of Literature are delighted to announce the details of the 2010 Cúirt New Writing Prize which offers emerging writers a chance to receive recognition at an internationally recognised literary event. The winner will be presented with a €1000 cash prize at the opening of Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway on Tuesday 20th April 2010.
Submission Guidelines are as follows:

Only entries from writers who have not had a collection of their work published or who do not currently have a collection under consideration for publication will be considered.

Submissions may be either poetry or fiction.

Deadline: Friday 26th March.
Poetry: 3 poems, each under 40 lines
Fiction: up to 2500 words

Entries must be sent in hard copy only to:
Cúirt New Writing Prize
Galway Arts Centre
47 Dominick Street

In addition to your work you are asked to include the following contact details on a separate sheet: Name, email address, phone number.

You may include a stamped addressed envelope if you want your work returned to you (work will not be returned unless postage is paid).

You may include a short biography if you so wish, if you do so please do not staple or attach it to your work, place it at the back of the envelope, separate to your poems/fiction.

The Cúirt Festival of International Literature would like to thank Jimmy Maguire for his generous sponsorship of the Cúirt New Writing Prize. This prize is in memory of Lena Maguire and few who have spent any time in Galway can have remained untouched by Lena’s warmth, charm and her lifelong support of the arts.