Write By The Sea Literary Festival Writing Competition

Deadline: 21 Jun 2024

The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of €500 and a free weekend pass to Write By The Sea festival 2024. All four winning pieces will be published on the Write By The Sea website.

The runners-up in each category will receive €300 and third place will receive €200.

There are four competition categories:

1. Fiction Short Story (maximum 2,500 words)
2. Flash Fiction (maximum 700 words) 
3. Poetry (maximum 40 lines)
4. Memoir/Personal Essay (maximum 1,000 words)

The independent panel of judges will select the winners and each category winner will be invited to read their work at a public event as part of the festival.

Submissions open March 6th, 2024 and close June 21st.