How to enter New Irish Writing
Are you a new Irish writer? We want to read your work
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.
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 New Irish Writing should be between 1,650 and 2,000 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 €100 for fiction and €50 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or post it (with a stamped addressed envelope) to Ciaran Carty, 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.
We reply to all submissions, but please note that this can take up to four weeks.