How to enter Hennessy New Irish Writing

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Hennessy New Irish writingHennessy New Irish Writing, edited by Ciaran Carty, and appearing in The Irish Times on the last Saturday of each month, is open to writers of 18 years or older who are Irish or resident in Ireland. All stories and poems published in Hennessy New Irish Writing will be eligible for the 2019 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.

Stories submitted to Hennessy New Irish Writing should be between 1,650 and 2,200 words. Up to six poems may be submitted, with a single email please. There is no entry fee. Writers whose work is selected for publication will receive €130 for fiction and €65 for poetry.

Print anthology/collection copyright will remain with authors, but online publication is exclusive to the Irish Times. 

You can email your entry to or post it (with a stamped addressed envelope) to Ciaran Carty, Hennessy New Irish Writing, The Irish Times, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.  In both cases, please make sure to include your name and email address if you have one.

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