Writing Opportunities September 2023

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The latest writing opportunities for September 2023.

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An Áitiúil Anthology, volume II

Deadline: 4th September

The Martello Journal and The Madrigal Press are currently open until the 14th August for An Áitiúil Anthology, volume II. They are looking for prose, poetry, artwork, photography and non-fiction pieces that follow themes of locality and Irishness. They are laying particular emphasis on non-traditional and contemporary pieces.

A Little Book of Brigid

Deadline: 10th September

With support from Kildare County Council’s Brigid 1500 programme, Blueway Art Studio are announcing an open call from 10th July to 10th September 2023 inviting submissions of writing for inclusion in the Little Book of Brigid 1500.

This projects looks to celebrate Brigid as the female force in ordinary lives, in our past and living present, created using texts selected from this Open Call for submissions. The book will be entirely handprinted through letterpress and printmaking. Each letter is composed upside down and backwards and set by hand using vintage metal type. Each poem or verse is accompanied by hand-printed illustrations.

This opportunity is one of a kind. You can find more info on their website.

Adventures in Fiction: New Voices First Novel Competition 2023

Deadline: 14th September

This is an interesting opportunity. Adventures in Fiction are offering a start-up package worth more than £750 to the most promising synopsis and first page. The prize is a mini-masterclass covering everything you need to know about writing a novel. A Start-Up Mentoring package (covering up to 50 pages/16,000 words) includes a manuscript appraisal, guidelines, a development strategy, a consultation and an agreed deadline for a year later. All you need to submit is the first page of your novel and a one page synopsis! (There is a £10 fee).

New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize

Deadline: 22nd September

An Post is launching a new writing competition called ‘New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize’. This year, the focus is on the Irish based Ukrainian community, with writers from this community aged 16+ invited to compose a new and original short story, essay or poem describing their experiences of flight and exile in no more than 1,000 words. The winner will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin on November 22nd .

Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2024

Deadline: 30th September

The Irish Writers Centre (IWC) is raising the call for submissions to its annual Novel Fair competition. Throughout the month of September, the IWC welcomes the next cohort of emerging writers to get their manuscript sample and synopsis in top shape for submission to Novel Fair 2024. Described by The Irish Times as ‘A Dragons’ Den for writers,’ the Novel Fair is a two-day event where 12 first-time novelists are given the opportunity to pitch their debut novels to national and international publishers and literary agents.  

To enter, applicants are required to submit a 10,000-word extract of their novel, as well as a 300-word plot synopsis.  

The Honest Ulsterman

Deadline: 30th September

The Honest Ulsterman are a highly respected online publication. They are calling for poetry (up to 3 poems), prose and critical writing, suggestions for interviews etc for our October 2023 issue. Prose can be up to 5000 words. They also welcome video poetry.

The Belfast Review

Deadline: 1st October.

We’re based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, however our focus is global and we welcome contributors from around the world. We accept fiction, non fiction, flash fiction, original scripts (theatre and film), art, photography, song lyrics, hybrid works (however you define it), and poetry.

Michael McLaverty Short Story Award 2023

Deadline: 31st October

The Michael McLaverty Short Story Award offers a significant prize of £2,000 for the winning story. Additionally, each of the two runners-up will receive a prize of £250. The maximum word count for entries is 3,000 words.

The Dublin Review

Deadline: Ongoing.

The Dublin Review welcomes submissions of fiction and non-fiction previously unpublished in the English language. We do not accept poetry submissions. We especially encourage submissions from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in literary magazines and other cultural forums.

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