Submissions for the Morning Coffee Writing Competition 2021 Now Closed!

Submissions for the Morning Coffee Writing Competition 2021 are now closed. You can expect to hear back by October 2021 whatever the outcome.

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted and donated! YE CAME THROUGH, YE GOOD THINGS. We raised over €1300 and every penny goes towards the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre!

We are beyond grateful to every single one of you. We will announce the total sum raised very soon.

The Morning Coffee Writing Competition was created in 2020 in association with Sonder Magazine to fundraise for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. For those who aren’t aware of their services, the RCC offer a free, confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been sexually abused at any time in their lives. They also run prevention campaigns. Please do consider donating directly at

We’re delighted to welcome Kevin Power as this year’s guest judge. Kevin Power is a writer and academic who has been awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. He teaches in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. White City, his highly acclaimed new novel, is out now and is available to purchase here.

The winning story will be published on Sonder’s website and in Issue VI of the magazine, and the winner will receive a book voucher for an independent bookshop of their choice to the value of €50. The stories to place second and third will be published on Sonder’s website.

Published by sonderlit

New Irish literary magazine reflecting people, our differences and similarities.

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