Ends on September 29, 2018

$8.00 USD

The 2018 Youth Writing contest will be judged panel of three published writers and poets, names tba. 

The winner will receive a $400 Amazon Gift Card. 

Deadline September 30, 2018.

  • applicants must be under 18 (by 12/31/2018)
  • all submissions must be in English
  • short story submissions no more that 2500 word count 
  • poetry submissions must be no more than 50 lines
  • author's name cannot appear on manuscripts (ms with author name included will be disqualified.)
  • international submissions allowed
  • previously unpublished work only
  • $8 reading fee per poem

Winners will be notified directly in advance of the Irish Arts & Writers Festival, October 12th, 2018, and names announced at the opening reception. The winning work will be published on irishartsfestival.com after that date. Prize expires after 9 months, if unclaimed.

Non-winning or non-shortlisted applicants will not receive individual notifications.