Bray Literary Festival Writing Contests

Deadline: 15 Aug 2022

The Bray Literary Festival 2022 competitions will be open for submissions between June 15th – August 15th. Please find submission guidelines below. For queries, email:

€700 in PRIZES
Prizes in each category:
Winner €300
Runner-up €50
Third Prize: €25

The word limit is 500 for flash fiction, 40 lines for poems.

This year’s judges are:

Poetry: Anne Tannam, whose most recent poetry collection is:
26 Letters of the Alphabet (Salmon, 2021)
Flash Fiction: David Butler, whose most recent short-story collection is:
Fugitive (Arlen House, 2021)

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