Hennessy New Irish Writing

Appearing in the Irish Times on the last Saturday of each month, Hennessy New Irish Writing is an opportunity open to writers who are Irish or resident of Ireland. All stories and poems published in Hennessy New Irish Writing are eligible for Hennessy Literary Awards. 

Awards are made annually in three categories: First Fiction, for writers publishing their first story; Emerging Fiction, for writers still to publish their first book; and Emerging Poetry, for first-time poets or poets still to publish their first collection.

The winner of each category will receive a Hennessy trophy and €1,500. A Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year, chosen from the winners of the three categories, will receive an additional prize of €2,500 and a trophy.

Stories submitted to Hennessy New Irish Writing should not exceed 2,200 words. Up to six poems may be submitted. There is no entry fee. Writers whose work is selected for publication will receive €130 for fiction and €65 for poetry.

Email entries to hennessynewirishwriting@irishtimes.com or post it (with a stamped addressed envelope) to Ciaran Carty, Hennessy New Irish Writing, The Irish Times, 24-28 Tara St, Dublin 2. In both cases please make sure to include your name and telephone number; if you are entering by post, please also include your email address if you have one.