may, 2019

15may1:00 am1:00 amThe New Roscommon Writing AwardIreland Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 2,000
Top Prize: €500

Event Details

Roscommon County Council is delighted to announce details of the 2019 New Roscommon Writing Award. This is the sixth year of what has already become an important event in the literary calendar of the county.

The NEW ROSCOMMON WRITING AWARD 2019 (SHORT FICTION) is organised as part of the county’s literature development programme. It is funded by Roscommon County Council and The Arts Council, and supported by the Roscommon Herald and by Shannonside FM.

The winner will receive a monetary prize of €500 and will have their winning entry printed in the Roscommon Herald. An extract will be broadcast on Shannonside FM. (Four runners-up will receive €100 each).

The adjudicator for this year’s competition is lecturer and author and winner of the 2018 Roscommon Chapbook Bursary, Kevin Hora.

The 2019 award is for short fiction only. Last year’s winner was Boyle native, Helen Grehan, whose winning story Richard’s Return, was described by the adjudicator John Mulligan as a stunning piece of writing.

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