In 2019 Over The Edge is continuing its exciting annual international creative writing competition. Since its inception in 2007, it has grown to become one of the most important competition’s for emerging writers in Ireland and internationally. The competition is open to both poets and fiction writers worldwide. The total prize money is €1,000. The best fiction entry will win €300. The best poetry entry will win €300. One of these will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional €400, giving the overall winner total prize money of €700 and the title Over The Edge New Writer of The Year 2019.
The 2019 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year will be a Featured Reader at Ireland’s leading literary reading series, the Over The Edge: Open Readings in Galway City Library, on a date to be scheduled in Winter 2019/20. Salmon Poetry will read, without commitment to publish, a manuscript submitted to them by the winner in the poetry category. Turas Press will read, without commitment to publish, a manuscript of short stories submitted to them by the winner in the fiction category. The overall winner will receive a hamper of books from the famous Kenny’s Bookshop of Galway, Ireland. The winner in the poetry category will have one of the poems from her or his winning entry published in the Spring 2020 issue of Skylight47 magazine.
- Entries should be sent to Over The Edge, New Writer of the Year competition, 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland or emailed (as attachments) to email@example.com.
- Entries will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name on your poem(s) or stories. Put your contact details on a separate sheet (or in the body of your email, if you enter online).
- You may submit fiction of up to three thousand words, three poems of up to forty lines, or one poem of up to one hundred lines.
- The fee for one entry is €10. The fee for multiple entries is €7.50 per entry e.g. two entries will cost €15, three entries €22.50 and so on.
- The competition is open to writers worldwide.
Deadline: Wednesday 7 August, 2019.