july, 2020

31jul1:00 am1:00 amFree entry!The John McGahern AwardIreland Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 500
Top Prize: wo-week fully resourced residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and a stipend of €1,000

Event Details

As part of the Iron Mountain Literature Festival, Leitrim County Council and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre with the support of the McGahern Estate developed the John McGahern Award to encourage the development of emerging Irish writers and to pay tribute to the exceptional contribution of John McGahern to literature, and to Leitrim.

John McGahern is one of Ireland’s most respected and celebrated authors. His fiction is critically acclaimed internationally, has been translated into many languages and has appeared in many anthologies. He was a member of Aosdána and won numerous awards, including the Irish-American Foundation Award, the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, and the Prix Etranger Ecureuil. He taught at universities in Ireland, England, the USA and Canada. Amongst Women, which won both the GPA and Irish Times Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a BBC television series.

This is an open call to early career writers of fiction resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Applicants must have had some fiction or short stories published in a recognised journal or anthology selected by an established publisher or editor.

The recipient of the award who will receive a two-week fully resourced residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and a stipend of €1,000, will be publicly announced on Saturday 3rd October 2020 during the festival

See other writing competitions

Our website features the most comprehensive and regularly-updated list of creative writing competitions available online. We welcome contributions, so please feel free to message us if you’d like to add an event.

Back to Top
X
X