july, 2020

10jul1:00 am1:00 amOnline eventWrite By the SeaOnline Entry Fee: €10
Max word count: 3,000 (story, memoir), 40 lines (poetry)
Top Prize: €500, publication, trophy

Write By the Sea 2020

Event Details

In keeping with Kilmore Quay’s maritime location and traditions, the general competition theme is ‘Waves’ and all entries must relate to this theme.4

There are three competition categories:

1. Fiction Short Story (maximum 3,000 words)
2. Memoir – a factual account of a memorable moment (maximum 3,000 words)
3. Poetry (maximum 40 lines)

The independent panel of judges will select one winner in each category and one of the three category winners will be selected as the overall winner.

Two category winners will be presented with a cash prize of €250 and the overall winner will receive the top cash prize of €500.

All three winners will receive a beautiful hand-crafted Write By The Sea Festival 2020 Writing Competition trophy and all three winning pieces will be published on the Write By The Sea website.

Each category winner will also receive a festival weekend-pass (worth €110), granting free entry to the various workshops, talks, interviews and other weekend events, (with the exception of any limited place workshops which may already be fully booked when the winning entries are announced in September 2020).

Each category winner will be invited to read their winning entry at our gala Write By The Sea Festival Opening Reception which takes place on Friday 25th September 2020. The Writing Competition prizes will be awarded at the event.

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