Literary Competitions and Prizes

Ballymaloe International Poetry PrizeOrganised by The Moth magazine (see Literary Magazines). Open to everyone as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Visit website … The Francis MacManus Short Story CompetitionRun annually since 1986 by RTÉ to commemorate the writer and broadcaster after whom the award is named. Visit website … The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry CompetitionOrganised by the Munster Literature Centre. Prize for single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre. Visit website … International IMPAC Dublin Literary AwardPresented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. Visit website … The Moth Short Story PrizeOpen to everyone. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and not previously published or broadcast. Visit website … The Rooney Prize for Literature

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

 Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story CompetitionAnnual short story competition open to writers from around the world. Sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre. Visit website …

Literary Magazines

The Bangor Literary JournalPoetry, Flash Fiction, Art and Photography. Visit website … The CaterpillarPrint magazine for children featuring poetry, short stories, art. Visit website … The Dublin ReviewA quarterly magazine of essays, memoir, travel writing, criticism, fiction and reportage. Visit website … Little Gems MagazineA quarterly magazine celebrating the changing seasons through art and writing. Visit website … The MothQuarterly arts and literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction, pictures by established and up-and-coming writers and artists from Ireland and abroad. Visit website … Poetry ReviewQuarterly journal of Poetry Ireland (see Literary Groups and Writers Circles). Published the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets. Visit website … The Stinging FlyPromotes 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

Irish Writers OnlineA concise dictionary of Irish writers. Visit website … RicorsoA 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 …