Wednesday, 25 November 2015


The Cúirt New Writing Prize, in memory of Lena Maguire, is now open for submissions. Entries should be sent via email to:

There is a €500 cash prize for the winner in each category and an opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over the Edge Showcase event at Cúirt 2016. This years judges are Elaine Feeney (poetry) and Declan Meade (Fiction).

Young Cúirt (Ages 12-17)
The winner will receive €100 cash prize and they will have the opportunity to read at the 2016 Cúirt Labs in April.

The guidelines for both adult and youth submissions are as follows: Poetry entries must consist of 3 poems under 50 lines each, and fiction pieces may be up to 2000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome. Writers submitting work should not have had a collection published in the category in which they enter.

The entry fee for each submission is €10, this can be paid via the Paypal button at: When emailing submissions, please include the unique transaction ID and the account owners name. Entries should be sent via email to:

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 28 January 2016 at 5pm. For further information see:

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